Fallout TV show in the works?

Bethesda seeking trademark application for an "ongoing television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world."

Bethesda Softworks may be developing a Fallout-branded television show. A new trademark application from the company (spotted by The Vault) is listed as an "ongoing television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world."

Bethesda has not made any such announcements and a representative from the company declined to comment.

Last week, Fallout 3 voice actor Erik Todd Dellums teased that he would reprise his Three Dog role for an upcoming Fallout project. According to the actor, he was given permission--presumably by Bethesda--to give the announcement.

A rumor from August 2012 suggested Fallout 4 would be set in Boston, Massachusetts. Bethesda developers reportedly have been "scoping out and researching" the city.

The most recent Fallout title was 2010's Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and set in a postapocalyptic Las Vegas. Its predecessor, Fallout 3, was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and took place in Washington DC and the surrounding area.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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151 comments
valium88
valium88

As long as it doesn't distract Bethesda from their games, I say fine, one can always choose to ignore if it sucks, and enjoy one extra piece of the fallout-universe if it's good.

Kabbalistica
Kabbalistica

Oh no... when will people in the games industry learn that making video games into movies or TV shows is a horrible idea? It's so f*cking tacky.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

Can't shake the feeling that it'd be too much like Revolution or Falling Skies, Both are poor shows. Honestly do not wanna see this made. Stick to making more video games.

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

Massachusetts? Wasn't there another post-apocalyptic tv series set there? Falling Skies

GYIYGABITE
GYIYGABITE

Producers...producers never change...

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

Screw a TV show. Give me Fallout 4... NOW

Dustyn-Barlow
Dustyn-Barlow

Just beacause a tv show has an post apocalyptic setting doesn't mean its Fallout.  If  i hear about a show set in a warzone it has to be an Call of Duty tv show. couldn't be anything else.

BoSnerdly
BoSnerdly

I'm very excited by the idea! If it has production values as high as shows like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, etc... WOW!

csward
csward

Sounds cool in concept, but I'm guessing it will be watered down for the masses. Let's hope it's similar to the Walking Dead.

Vambran
Vambran

I don't think a fallout show would be a good idea. The production values would just be too low to show all the cool stuff like super mutants , robots and just general bombed out areas. 

Show will prob be just some guy walking around a desert shooting hillbillies. 

ZomDie420
ZomDie420

I want news about Fallout 4 not some show...

Loved the series ever sense Fallout 1 on the computer. :) great games

BetaVulgaris
BetaVulgaris

Give the project to Uwe Boll. It'll be horrible to watch but at least it won't just be another rumour. ;)


Just kidding by the way, don't do that.

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

Ugh, normally I think this would be really interesting, but I see tv execs thinking around a table.

"You know what's hot? the walking dead, and what's the walking dead? zombies. Is there any other thing about zombies that we could turn into a tv show?"

"Hmm, my son likes this falloutboy game on his gamebox, I think it has zombies"

"Well lets buy the rights to it, it's gonna be great."

vault-boy
vault-boy

Fallout undeniably has potential for movies or television. It has a very unique and fascinating world and if you get some good writers to lead the charge it COULD turn out to be a fantastic series. I mean come on we are yet to be able to see a Brotherhood of Steel Paladin go up against a Super Mutant 1 on 1 without it being in late 90's rendering or with the character animations of a stick figure. Being able to see that brawl in live action is enough to get me interested.

SUNDRAGONJ
SUNDRAGONJ

Could be interesting, I would watch it. Who's with me!!! lets go Brotherhood!! Hey now tat could be the premise of it!!

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Most certainly for some in-game content. Keep your diapers on, kiddies!

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lestat_jio
Lestat_jio

Jeez, why all you  people think of Walking Dead? yes Fallout has some zombies, but i think it has a lot of potential, and a lot of factions, subfactions, relations, weapons, characters than WD. Also 2nd season of WD was a shit. all blah-blah and zombie cameos.

CRS98
CRS98

Instantly thought of Nuka Break.

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

I doubt it would be good.

fuzzier
fuzzier

so would I, also read the two comments below me.

cousinmerl
cousinmerl

this does actually sound good - providing they get good writers, its all about the writing people. but there's already enough in the series to get some neet ideas.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Walking Dead type of show + fallout world/story = awesome!

Void_Kross
Void_Kross

Just imagine Fallout 4 running the Skyrim engine, except slightly modified for a Fallout styled theme interface. Like how Fallout 3/NV used Oblivion's engine but was using a Fallout theme interface. I'll just be happy if I can sprint in Fallout 4.

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

It certainly has potential, but they would need to be clear what they were aiming for before starting - bands of raiders mutilating bodies and capturing people to sell into slavery doesn't tend to appeal to sensors and TV execs for mainstream viewing.

angeloti83
angeloti83

i don´t care about tv shows, just bring up another fallout game pleassse!!!!

Pukeypunk
Pukeypunk

They Should have used Iggy Pop!  Or Jello B. I would like those better. 

ocoisadificil1
ocoisadificil1

Based on the Nuka Break series, i say this has REALLY good potential to be an awesome TV show. But it's like it was said in previous comments, they need a team that's passionate about Fallout, a nice fat budget and they need to partner with a studio that won't chicken out on strong themes. Fallout is an adult setting and it should be treated like that.

In fact, just fund the Wayside Creations Nuka Break guys. I'm sure they could do a hell of a TV show with a bigger budget.


If someone still doesnt know it, i would recommend having a look. Keep in mind episodes are short and they don't have much money to produce it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iq8swQ7kpg&list=SP5E9CAB444A9CECB8

Triton
Triton

I would tune in and watch.

CloudYildiz
CloudYildiz

Can't remember any good tv show set in a post-apocalyptic setting after a nuclear war disaster.

I hope it comes soon!

porkchopgamer
porkchopgamer

Fallout Vegas was a buggy disaster, but I'm hopeful fallout 4 will be awesome.

Sekhemket
Sekhemket

@69ingChimpmunks Oh lord Revolution is horrible, I thought I was really gonna like it. Falling Skies has horrible acting never made it past the first 2 episodes. 

ggregd
ggregd

@Lestat_jio IKR?  Soap opera.  Higher than average quality, but soap opera nonetheless

Lestat_jio
Lestat_jio

@TheOnlyConan Walking dead? you mean like being sitting 30 mins talking shit and running scared tle remain show?


Lestat_jio
Lestat_jio

@Void_Kross jeez man, thants not the engine, thats te gameplay.. also, you know what a mod is? or maybe im talking to a xbox player?

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

@Avenger1324 Look at The Walking Dead or even Being Human. Both have very high ratings and show tons of mutilated dead/blood/guts/gore.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

@ocoisadificil1 I just started watching this series, the episodes are a little short but the they really nailed the setting and characters and the production values are epic for youtube. Would really love a Fallout tv series if it was handled with respect.

doi4in
doi4in

@porkchopgamer As if Fallout 3 wasn't a mess when it came out (and still is actually). Can't really blame Obsidian for the crappy Gamebryo engine or the god-awful QA by Bethesda.

LdKass
LdKass

@mrboone01 @porkchopgamer But the publisher does bug testing, it's Bethesda's fault for missing the bugs (that wouldn't have been there if Obsidian were given more than 13 months dev time).