Prime Video's big video game adaptation just started filming — here's what it looks like

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Amazon announced a Fallout TV series for Prime Video all the way back in July 2020. However, since then it has been radio silent — until now. 

A photo provided by Twitter user BeardyShaman, suggests that the new Prime Original could be set in or around Fallout 3. The Super Duper Mart was introduced in that installment of the RPG video game series, so it would be logical to guess the new series could take place in that setting. 

A photo from the set of Fallout TV series

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Additionally, two days ago, actor Walton Goggins took to his Instagram to post a rare behind-the-scenes photo from the new Fallout TV series (we do not have an official name yet). While the photo does not show more than Goggins’s trailer, it does confirm that filming has finally begun on the highly anticipated project from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. 

Fallout TV series: Who is in it? 

Very little is known about the cast for the Fallout TV series, but we do know a couple of names. As previously mentioned, Walton Goggins, most recently of The Righteous Gemstones, is playing a radiation-infused ghoul. Most likely he will serve as an antagonist in the series, possibly the main villain for the first season or series.

Other confirmed cast members include Ella Purnell from Yellowjackets, who is tapped to be the series lead. She will be joined by Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks fame, Xelia Mendes-Jones from Netflix’s Havoc and Aaron Moten who had previously been on Prime Video’s original series Mozart in the Jungle. It is unknown at this time which roles these actors will play. 

Fallout TV series: What games is it based on? 

An image from Fallout 76

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While we suspect that the Fallout TV series will take place in the world of Fallout 3, unfortunately, we have no confirmation that this is the case. Luckily, there is a whole series of games that Amazon can pull inspiration from, so whatever they land on should be pretty epic.

If you are looking to catch up on the Fallout video games before watching the upcoming Fallout TV series, the good news is that you have some time. Filming just started, so we have no release date yet. However, you may need all that time to play every game in the series, which is not known for its brevity. Luckily, we at Tom’s Guide ranked every single Fallout game for you, just in case you want to pick and choose.

But if you want to stick to just the most recent game in the series, Fallout 76, both it and Fallout 4 received a frame rate boost on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which allows you to play at 60 FPS. Fallout 76 also received an expansion, Fallout 76: Steel Reign, back in 2021, so there is plenty of content if that is the route you choose. 

Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.