Fallout Director: Pleasing Fans is a ‘Fool’s Errand’

Fallout Director: Pleasing Fans is a ‘Fool’s Errand’

Jonathan Nolan may not be making a new season of Westworld any longer, but he is jumping over to Amazon Prime Video to work on the series adaptation of the hit game Fallout.

The show, set in an alternate dystopia heavily inspired by 50s Americana is set to premiere this April, and a lot of fans are curious about what Nolan and his team are going to bring to the series. As it turns out, pleasing fans is the last thing on Nolan’s mind.

“It’s kind of a fool’s errand to try to figure out how to make [other] people happy,” Nolan tells T3,  “You’ve got to make yourself happy. And I’ve made myself very happy with the show.”

Though Nolan does say that he isn’t trying to please the other fans of Fallout, he does confirm that he’s a huge fan of the franchise himself, having spent an entire year getting obsessed with Fallout 3. He shares, “It started, for me, with Fallout 3,  which devoured about a year of my life… I was an aspiring young writer at that point, and it almost derailed my entire career. It’s so ludicrously playable and fun… seriously, the games were just incredible.”

With Nolan’s approach, he says that he does believe that as long as he’s pleased with his own project, then other fans like him who’ve also enjoyed the games would also find something to love about his series.

If properties like Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power have proven anything, it’s that IPs with huge established fandoms are always hard to please. So while we should expect some people to absolutely trash Fallout when it releases; we can be rest-assured there will be some that share Nolan’s taste that would think the show was a great adaptation.

Catch Fallout when it premieres on Amazon Prime Video on April 12.


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