The Fallout TV Series has been a huge success, is it worth watching ?

The Fallout TV Series has been a huge success, is it worth watching ?

Following the immense success of the adaptation of the cult video game, the "Fallout" series has been renewed for a second season by Prime Video, so should you watch it?

The success of "Fallout" was both immediate and impressive: according to Amazon, the series ranked among the top three most-watched titles in the platform's history, even surpassing its blockbuster series "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power." The fans were there from the start, as it is an adaptation of one of the biggest video game franchises. It has been so successful that just a few days after its release on April 11, 2024, the streaming platform announced a second season. As of now, the release date is not known, but it is likely that it won't be until 2025 or 2026 that it will appear on our screens. You can safely say that it is definitely one to watch and could be one of the years best shows. 

The eight episode series adapts the Fallout video game universe, initially created by Black Isle Studios, which debuted in 1997 on PC. Since then, several other installments have been released, some by Bethesda Game Studios. The latest game, "Fallout 76," was released in 2018, and fans have been eager for more Fallout content ever since. 

Don't worry if you're not familiar with the tFallout universe: you can watch the series without having played the games beforehand, it remains quite accessible, even if you are a newcomer. The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, two hundred years after a nuclear war. Two worlds are in opposition: the inhabitants of the Vaults, who have taken refuge in bunkers, are forced to return to the surface, in what is now called the "wastelands," a particularly hostile irradiated world. The show maintains the game's unique tone and characteristic dark humor as it follows the adventures of new characters. Those familiar with the video games will enjoy spotting the nods and references to the games. 

The Fallout TV series follows the journey's of three characters: Lucy, an idealistic Vault resident, who goes to the surface to save her father; Maximus, a soldier from the militaristic faction of the Brotherhood of Steel, who seeks to enforce order; and the enigmatic Ghoul, a mysterious and ambiguous bounty hunter who has survived 200 years in this post-nuclear world.

The "Fallout" series features well-known faces from the small and big screen, such as Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), and Aaron Moten (Emancipation). The series is partly directed by Jonathan Nolan, known for "Westworld," and created by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner. While waiting for season 2, the first eight episodes are available  on Prime Video.

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