Todd Howard also shared with Vanity Fair that he and Bethesda view everything that happens in the upcoming series as part of the “Fallout” canon. “That’s what’s great, when someone else looks at your work and then translates it in some fashion,” he said.
What this means in practice is that nothing in the upcoming television show conflicts with any established plot lines or world-building that’s been crafted in the games. It also means that the show adds to what we know about the world of “Fallout,” and Howard was quick to point out that he’s a fan of what Nolan and Joy have brought to the franchise. “I sort of looked at [their additions and interpretations] like, ‘Ah, why didn’t we do that?'” he said.
And while plot details are slowly being revealed, we do know that this video game TV adaptation has something in common with “The Last of Us” television series, which is also an adaptation of a video game set in a post-apocalyptic world. The two shows, like their source material, use the lens of a bleak future to emphasize the disparities and injustices that we face today.
You can see the in-canon tale told in the “Fallout” series play out when the show premieres on Prime Video on April 12, 2024.