Amazon Prime’s Fallout Series Hires Wesworld’s Jonathan Nolan as Director, Finds Showrunners

The series is based on the long-running video game franchise

Perhaps one of the most exciting developments of late, Amazon Prime Video‘s Fallout series has found itself a director and a pair of showrunners.

According to Variety, the first episode of the series will be directed by Jonathan Nolan, best known as the creator of HBO’s Westworld, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as co-showrunners. Nolan, along with his wife and business partner Lisa Joy will also serve as producers under their banner Kilter Films.

The franchise

Jonathan with wife Lisa Joy
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The Fallout games come from Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, and has been entertaining gamers for almost 25 years. The first game came out in 1997, and its success warranted several sequels and one prequel.

The games are set in 21st, 22nd, and 23rd centuries, but the costumes and weapons are influenced by the post-war culture of 1950s United Sates. The series begins in a post-apocalyptic Southern California, and details events after a nuclear war breakout in 1977. The story then continues in many other locations and facilities, until 2018’s Fallout 76, which was the first prequel game of the series.

The games have been incredibly popular among gamers and critics, and currently has a huge fanbase.

Producers and overall deals

Bethesda Softworks

Both Nolan and Joy had signed a massive overall deal with Amazon in 2019 which requires them to join new projects. They will be producing alongside Athena Wickham for Kilter Films, with Todd Howard as an executive producer from Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman as an exec for Bethesda Softworks.

Robertson-Dworet, is known for her screenplay work in 2018’s Tomb Raider and 2019’s Captain Marvel, while Wagner has worked for Silicon Valley, Portlandia, Baskets, and The Office. They will both be serving as Fallout’s executive producers as well.