Fallout’s New Trailer Features Killer Robots, Giant Salamanders

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Prime Video has dropped a new trailer for Fallout, and from what we’ve seen, it’s absolutely ridiculous.

This adaptation of Bethesda’s globally popular video game series takes place in a post-apocalyptic LA and follows Jean (Ella Purnell), a young woman who emerges from the safety of a vast underground vault into a world transformed by nuclear war.

"It's set in the world of Fallout, but it's a new story that comes after the events we've seen," said showrunner Graham Wagner during the trailer reveal roundtable. "So it really is, the show is built on like 25 years of creativity and thinking and building."

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Prime Video

For Todd Howard it's been a long time coming. The director of Fallout game developer Bethesda says how "people would approach us over a ten-year period after Fallout 3 came out, from 2009 on, to adapt Fallout to film or television."

Howard continues, "for someone like me and the team here at Bethesda, it's just a real blessing to see what they've done with it."

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Prime Video

The trailer starts out looking like a thought-provoking alt-history drama, with Walton Goggins guiding you through a subterraneous enclave and describing how its denizens will have to rebuild the world.

Before long, though, we’re introduced to killer robots, giant salamanders, and a mutated bounty hunter with melted-off skin called The Ghoul (it’s Walton Goggins again, and he’s not looking good).

At one point Jean sticks The Ghoul with a needle, and he responds, “Well now that is a very small drug, in a very, very large bucket of drugs.”

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Prime Video

Tonally, Fallout is all over the place. Which is exactly what you want from a Fallout show.

All episodes drop on Prime Video April 11, 2024. Remind yourself of the Fallout first images showing off power armor and ghouls.