Full Fallout trailer promises a colorful, super-violent apocalypse coming to Prime Video

Fallout
Fallout

Prime Video has released the first full trailer for Jon Nolan and Lisa Joy’s adaptation of the Fallout video games, and if anyone was concerned about Amazon diluting the vibe and aesthetics of Fallout will be happy to see that this thing is Fallout as hell. There are jokes, the Brotherhood Of Steel and their Power Armors, there’s a killer robot with a funny voice, and there’s a gunslinging ghoul. Hell, there’s even an “epic trailer remix” of The Ink Spots’ “I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire,” a song that has been in so many Fallout games that it might as well be the series’ theme song.

Like most of the games, the series will be about a person who survives the nuclear apocalypse by living in a supposedly utopian Vault underground. 200 years after the war, she ventures out into the world above to help rebuild society… only to discover that society doesn’t need rebuilding, because it kept going after the apocalypse and has just been getting weirder and more violent since then. Ella Purnell’s former Vault Dweller seems to be the lead, but she’ll have some guidance out in the wasteland thanks to a colorful batch of characters—including some kind of science-y guy played by Michael Emerson and Walton Goggins’ irradiated cowboy (in the world of Fallout, Ghouls like Goggins’ character are humans who mutated into zombie-like dudes with dramatically increased lifespans, and some of them retain their normal human intelligence).

It looks, if you can tolerate the tasteless atomic bomb metaphor, like a blast, and it’s nice to see that Prime Video seems interested in making an actual Fallout show and not just taking the name and the blue jumpsuits and telling everyone it’s Fallout. The full series emerges from the Vault on April 11 on Prime Video.