Fallout TV series trailer leaks from Gamescom

Fallout TV series trailer leaks from Gamescom
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Tom Chapman


24th Aug 2023 14:53

The bombs are dropping and we're running for our shelters, but fear not, it looks like we'll have a banger to watch that will get us through. Hoping to be the next HBO's The Last of Us and not another Paramount's Halo, the first trailer has just dropped for Amazon's live-action Fallout series.

There's been a boom in live-action adaptations of your favourite pixel pleasures, and while the movies have been doing it for a bit longer, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann's faithful retelling of The Last of Us has set the bar high. Now, can Amazon do the same with Bethesda's nuclear apocalypse?

Live-action Fallout series trailer leaks from Gamescom



While Amazon seemingly isn't planning on releasing a Fallout TV series trailer just yet, some footage was shown to audiences at this year's Gamescom. A surprise of Bethesda's Starfield showcase saw Todd Howard unveil a "sneak peek" at Fallout, giving us our first look at the video game adaptation.

Howard said that this Gamescom exclusive won't be shared online, but as you can imagine, that didn't stop it being sneakily uploaded by audience members far and wide. We've linked out to a (currently live) link, but let's dive into what was shown in the approximately one minute of footage.

There's nothing much to report here, with generic shots of the Wasteland and plenty of nukes. Exciting moments include a glimpse of a live-action Ghoul and the beloved T-45 Power Armour. Discussing Film added that we get to see Walton Goggins' much-hyped Ghoul character and the Brotherhood of Steel marching.

Does the live-action Fallout series release date?



If a first look at this take on the Wasteland wasn't enough, we've also got a long-awaited release date for the Fallout series. With filming having wrapped before the ongoing WAG and SAG-AFTRA strikes, it means Fallout has landed itself a 2024 release date.

As the likes of Disney, Amazon, and the rest inevitably grind to a halt due to a lack of content, Fallout has just slipped through the net and will debut on Amazon Prime next year. There's no exact release date or even a month, but that gives the team some wiggle room to polish things off behind the scenes.

The first response to the leaked Fallout series trailer has been overwhelmingly positive, with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy being praised for nailing the aesthetic of the games. The series might seem a long way off, but with Amazon opening the vault and welcoming us in, we're more than ready. 

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