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The Fallout TV series trailer is here, and it’s loaded with homages to the games

The show looks faithful—maybe to a fault. Let's look at what the trailer reveals.

The teaser trailer for Amazon's Fallout TV series.

The trailer for Amazon's Fallout TV series dropped this weekend, and it's either craven fan service or wonderfully authentic, depending on your point of view.

The trailer depicts a lead character leaving a vault after an apparent catastrophe, discovering the broken world outside, and encountering ridiculous monsters as well as factions like the Brotherhood of Steel. It also features some extreme gore, which you'd expect from Fallout.

We've written a few times about the slowly unfolding saga of this show, which has Westworld's Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan as producers. To be clear, though, they won't actually be the showrunners; that honor goes to Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Graham Wagner (Portlandia, The Office, Silicon Valley).

The two showrunners each cover one-half of what Fallout has traditionally been: Robertson-Dworet brings the sci-fi action credentials, and Wagner brings the satirical comedy.

The pedigree seems strong, but after Amazon's expensive but barely watchable The Lord of the Rings series, I'll remain skeptical until I get to see it for myself.

You can watch the trailer above, but if you want to geek out, join me below. I've been a fan of Fallout for most of the video game series' 26-year existence, and I noticed several details and references in the trailer:

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