New Fallout Series Trailer Explores The Post-Apocalyptic World Of Ghouls And Guns

Fallout (poster grab)

by James White |
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With Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy presented a vision of the future that was at once sleek and sexy, dark and dangerous. In Fallout, though, they've gone for something altogether more chaotic and comedic. Adapting the hugely popular game series, the new show promises a bonkers adventure through a post-apocalyptic locale that feels like Mad Max crossed with Pleasantville. See the new trailer:

With Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet as the show's primary creators and overseers (while Nolan produces and directs the first few episodes), Fallout takes the concept of the game, set in a twisted wasteland 200 years after a nuclear conflict all but wiped out a retro futuristic alternate version of our world, and spins a story of its own.

While vault-dwellers such as Ella Purnell's idealistic Lucy, the descendant of those who chose to survive the apocalypse in purpose-built underground shelters live a relatively straightforward existence of hardworking peace, the world above is anything but. Lucy is forced to head out into that hive of scum and villainy, quickly learning that nothing on the surface is simply black and white.

And a big part of that is Walton Goggins' Ghoul, a mutated gunslinger who appears to have a link to the before times, if the video in this trailer is anything to go by.

Expect a hefty serving of satire to go along with all the craziness, too: "Just as M*A*S*H gets to talk about Vietnam through the lens of the Korean War," Nolan explained to Empire, "we get to talk about the mess we’re in now through the lens of… 'What if everybody just gets on with it and destroys the fucking world?'"

Fallout will drop all eight episodes of this first season on 11 April, a day earlier than planned.

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