What is Fallout about?
Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have.
Set 200 years after the apocalypse, “the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them,” or so the synopsis reads.
Basically, if you loved The Last of Us – and didn’t we all? – you’re almost certain to love Fallout. But in case you needed more convincing, here’s what some fans had to say after seeing the teaser trailer.
“That sound design on the transition of the post-nuclear events to the explosions with the reverend 50s music… horrifying, beautiful, suspenseful, I’m covered in goosebumps. I really hope this lands,” one wrote.
“I can't believe I had tears in my eyes from this because of how promising that looks, the Fallout series was my absolute favourite,” said another.
A third said: “I really like the colours in the trailer, the combination of both vibrant and dull makes it feel like a good mix between the older and newer games styles.”
Watch it for yourself below, then keep reading.
Who is cast in Fallout?
Ella Purnell stars as Lucy, an optimistic Vault Dweller with an all-American can-do spirit; and Aaron Moten plays Maximus, a young soldier who serves in a militaristic faction called Brotherhood of Steel.
Walton Goggins plays The Ghoul, who survives the wasteland as a Bounty Hunter; and Kyle MacLaughlin plays Overseer Hank, the Overseer of Vault 33 and Lucy’s father.
The series cast includes Moisés Arias (The King of Staten Island), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool) and Frances Turner (The Boys).
Joining them are Dave Register (Heightened), Zach Cherry (Severance), Johnny Pemberton (Ant-Man), Rodrigo Luzzi (Dead Ringers), Annabel O'Hagan (Law & Order: SVU), and Xelia Mendes-Jones (The Wheel of Time).
Where can I watch Fallout in Australia?
The highly anticipated new series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video on April 12, 2024 – so mark it down in your calendar to tune in when it airs.