Monday, 18 July 2022

First shots of the FALLOUT TV series emerge

Eager-eyed Fallout fans have spotted outdoors sets for the show under construction for the Amazon TV series in Staten Island, New York.

This image shows a Super-Duper Mart. In the backstory to the games, Super-Duper Mart was a chain of grocery stores and supermarkets that stretched across the United States. They had outlets in Washington, DC; Lexington, Massachusetts; Nevada; and Watoga and Morgantown, West Virginia. At the time of the Great War, which informs the background to the setting, the chain was transitioning to being 100% automated. You can visit Super-Duper Marts in Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, and billboards for them are present in Fallout: New Vegas.

In reality, the building is a former ShopRite, a supermarket chain operating along the Eastern Seaboard.

The Fallout TV series stars Walton Goggins, Ella Purnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones and Aaron Moten in undisclosed roles, with more cast to be announced. Its filming locations are New Jersey, New York and Utah, possibly hinting that the story will span more than one location. The location and story for the show is unknown, with the Fallout series noted as having lots of characters and changing location in almost every instalment, granting the show a lot of leeway to be creative.

The Fallout video game series launched in 1997 with the original Fallout and was followed by Fallout 2 (1998), Fallout Tactics (2001), Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (2004), Fallout 3 (2008), Fallout: New Vegas (2010), Fallout Shelter (2015), Fallout 4 (2015) and Fallout 76 (2018), along with numerous expansions. Bethesda Game Studios have confirmed that Fallout 5 is very early in the planning stages, although they have two other games (Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI) to ship first. The games have cumulatively sold around 50 million copies to date. The games are set 250 years in the future, two centuries after a war between the global superpowers devastated the planet, and portray societies and cultures rebuilding. Each game is notable for having a different protagonist and setting, with the games so far being set in and around Los Angeles, Reno, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Pittsburgh, Appalachia, Bar Harbor and Washington, DC, among others.

The Fallout TV show is expected to debut in 2023.

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