First Look At Fallout Series Video Reveals Iconic Game Location
If you've played the game, you've likely been there many times.
If you’re one of the millions waiting for Amazon Prime Fallout TV series to become a reality, we’ve got some great news. Video recently showed up online of one of the sets from the series, and if you’ve played either 2008’s Fallout 3 or 2015’s Fallout 4, it’s a place you’re likely familiar with. We’ll give you a hint: in Fallout 3 it’s one of the first places you’ll get quests for in Megaton.
Of course, we can only mean that wonderful center of freshness, commerce, and ruthless violence, the Super-Duper Mart. As The Gamer reports, YouTube user El Bakon’s Sweet Spot posted two videos of what they say is a former Shop Rite on Staten Island that’s been converted into a Super-Duper Mart for Amazon’s Fallout series. In the parking lot are two cars made to look like they’ve been sitting there for decades, plus a crane likely being used by the production. All that’s missing are some ghouls and wild dogs milling about the parking lot to pick away at rotting carcasses. You can see both videos below. According to the YouTube user, both videos were taken at the same spot, a day apart.
The Gamer speculates that the Super-Duper Mart setting and the location of Staten Island both point toward the upcoming series being most heavily influenced by Fallout 3, and that it may — like the game — take place in the Capital Wasteland, aka Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. But while that may be the case, it’s by no means a lock. Sure, there are a bunch of Raiders waiting for you in the Super-Duper Mart of Fallout 3, but there’s also a ghoul-packed Super-Duper Mart in Fallout 4. There are no Super-Duper Marts in 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas, but there are ads and other mentions of the store in the game, suggesting it’s a national chain. That set could be meant as a store anywhere in the former United States.
Regardless of where it’s set, we can’t wait to see what the Fallout series has in store for us, especially after seeing this set. The series will star Walton Goggins (Justified, Sons of Anarchy) as a ghoul, which is an interesting choice considering ghouls are usually NPCs in the games. Goggins confirmed filming had begun on Monday, with an Instagram post that left no ambiguity as to the nature of his character. You can see that reveal below.
Along with Walton Goggins, Fallout will star Ella Purnell (Kick-Ass 2), Xelia Mendes-Jones (Sans Comic) and Aaron Moten (Father Stu). At the end of June came the biggest casting news from the series since Goggins’ involvement was announced. Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) has been cast in the Amazon series, though his role remains undisclosed.
Nor have the Fallout game developers been letting Amazon have all the fun. Along with the online game Fallout 76, Bethesda’s Todd Howard announced Fallout 5 was in the works, though not perhaps as quickly as many fans would hope. He made it clear that Starfield is the studio’s current priority, then Elder Scrolls 6, and then Fallout 5. Considering how much time Bethesda usually takes to make its games, that means it will be a while, but it will likely be worth it.