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‘Fallout’ Series Gets New Release Date on Prime Video


Fallout” is stepping out of the vault earlier than originally planned.

Prime Video has announced that “Fallout,” adapted from the retro-futuristic video game franchise of the same name, will premiere all eight episodes on April 10 at 6 p.m. PT. The special release includes a live global fan premiere of the first episode, where viewers worldwide can choose their faction and interact with other fans via a live chat function.

Per the official logline, “‘Fallout’ is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. Two-hundred 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.”

“Fallout” is executive produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the duo behind “Westworld,” and stars Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones and Aaron Moten. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner are co-creators and serve as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners. Nolan directed the first three episodes of the series. Amazon MGM Studios and Kilter Films produce in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.

This is the second update Prime Video has made to the series’ release strategy: “Fallout” was set to drop all eight episodes on April 11, one day earlier than its original April 12 premiere.

MacLachlan, who plays Vault 33 overseer Hank McLean, told Variety of the “Fallout” series adaptation, “The people that play the video games that are real fans are both excited and somewhat hesitant, I think, because they’ve been burned before. But as we’ve been progressively getting into more press about it, as more of the teasers have come out, I find that the tone is shifting from one of ‘Oh, I hope I don’t mess it up’ to one of ‘Oh, I’m so excited. I think this looks pretty great.’”