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Fallout Showrunner Teases Plans for a Multi-Season Series Run

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Fallout showrunner Graham Wagner says the upcoming TV series will hit the ground running with Season 1, but the production team is also after a faithful adaptation that unravels the plot over a multiple-season story arc.

Wagner confirmed they have a lot of ground to cover with Prime Video's Fallout, an upcoming series adapted from the massive retrofuturistic RPG and video game franchise. In a Colliderreport, the co-showrunner said the production team is up for the challenge of a faithful adaptation and will carefully unravel the plot in Season 1. He also assured the fan base that they already have a plan for the show's multiple-season run, saying, "We do. We really do. I don't know how to talk about it, but I just want to assure you that we definitely do."

Wagner acknowledged how Fallout's lore can be overwhelming to casual viewers so they decided to make the adaptation accessible with a moderately-paced plot. "I think a lot about the craziness of Fallout, and if we were just to confront everybody with it all at once, it would just be like tuning into Season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, like, 'There's a demon on the couch, and he's just talking about a breakup. What is going on?' You know? It's too much," he explained, hinting they likely mapped out how to unpack over 25 years of the franchise's source material.

Fallout Show Promises Multi-Season Overarching Plot

Fans can expect a lot more from the series in future seasons of Fallout — Wagner said that despite their best efforts, they were unable to do everything they wanted with Season 1. "I feel like we barely scratched the surface of what we even wanted to do in Season 1, so there's so much more to do… So, we really are taking our time with this, and we really are stepping it up." He did tease that the show's first two episodes will hook audiences in and hopefully keep them invested for a gradual unraveling of the plot. "... From a Fallout perspective we're taking it very slow, and we're being patient because we have so much more to do," he added.

Fallout's TV adaptation will present the game's post-nuclear wasteland from the perspectives of Lucy (Ella Purnell), Maximus (Aaron Moten), and The Ghoul (Walton Goggins). The story will revolve around these characters and their struggle to secure what's left of the earth's decimated resources, 200 years after the climactic end of The Great War. Fallout's world is a harsh landscape roamed by mutant creatures, hostile groups, and convenient allies, but the show will initially develop Lucy's story arc as she sets out from the safety of her settlement to navigate Vault 33, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of Santa Monica, Los Angeles. The show's trailer promises a faithful adaptation, capturing the violence, tone, and absurd humor of the game franchise.

Fallout premieres on Prime Video on Apr. 12, 2024.

Source: Collider

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