Amazon Prime's Fallout show sets April 2024 premiere date

The Los Angeles-set Fallout show will debut next spring.


Today marks the 26th Fallout Day, the date of the nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of life on Earth in the popular RPG series. As always, Fallout Day brings sales on games in the series and a fun celebration of Bethesda’s franchise. This particular anniversary comes with a special announcement in the world of Fallout. Amazon Prime’s Fallout show has officially been given an April 12, 2024 release.

Amazon announced the premiere date for its Fallout series in a press release today. A new image shows a Pip Boy interface with the 4/12/24 release date displayed. Just like in the games, the Pip Boy also has tabs for Inventory, Data, Map, and Radio. The show is set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, a region that hasn’t been explored since the first Fallout game in 1997. The show stars Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), and Aaron Moten (Emancipation).

Official Pip Boy promo image for the Fallout Amazon series. It reveals the show's April 12, 2024 release date.

Source: Amazon

The Fallout series is being produced by Kilter Films, the company that also worked on Westworld and The Peripheral, the latter of which was also an Amazon Prime original. Bethesda’s Todd Howard and James Altman are serving as executive producers on the new show. The first three episodes of Fallout were directed by Jonathan Nolan, cofounder of Kilter Films and sibling of Christopher Nolan.

Fallout is the latest in a long line of upcoming video game television and movie adaptations. Amazon alone is reported to be working on adaptations of Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six, Warhammer 40,000, Mass Effect, and God of War. For more news at the intersection of video games and movies/TV, stick with Shacknews. Be sure to tune into Pop! Goes the Culture! on Thursdays for more discussions about the entertainment industry.

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    October 23, 2023 8:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Amazon Prime's Fallout show sets April 2024 premiere date

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      October 23, 2023 8:30 AM

      I hope this is good, I want this to be good, but I am not optimistic.

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      October 23, 2023 8:33 AM


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      October 23, 2023 9:37 AM

      Same time the "Pay to upgrade your subscription so we don't show you ads" change rolls out?

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      October 23, 2023 9:41 AM

      please be good

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      October 23, 2023 10:50 AM

      Prime. Prime never changes.

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      October 23, 2023 10:50 AM

      Is it gonna be more The Road or more The Road Warrior?

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        October 23, 2023 10:54 AM

        Hopefully more A Boy and his Dog, with maybe a side of Doctor Strangelove.

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        October 23, 2023 11:24 AM

        without having read/seen it I'm pretty sure if they went with The Road they'd be really missing the tone of Fallout

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          October 23, 2023 11:48 AM

          100% Going by the movie, The Road is super dark and depressing with little to no humor and zero effort put into world building. The only thing it really has in common with Fallout is being set in a post-apocalyptic world.

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      October 23, 2023 12:00 PM

      I’m hopeful but …the last Amazon show I tried was Citadel and it was just rubbish

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        October 23, 2023 2:12 PM

        I have been a big Wheel of Time fan since the mid-late 90s and have been a bit disappointed with that show. It's OK, but my biggest gripe is how they are changing characters' personalities and potentially some of the lore. I think the production value has been pretty good though.

        Fallout feels like more of a defined world than a set plot or specific characters (though there are consistent and important factions), so I hope they do better. Obviously, it's all down to the show runner and writer though.

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