Fallout TV show being made by Westworld creators for Amazon

Hit video game series Fallout is being adapted into a television series for Amazon by the creators of HBO show Westworld, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

No details have been announced on the plot, cast or release date.

Fallout was originally released in 1997 and has spawned several widely acclaimed sequels and spin-offs - along with some notoriously maligned ones.

The franchise is based on a post-apocalyptic role-playing game set after a nuclear war in 2077, with a retro-futuristic style inspired by the post-war pop culture of the US in the 1950s.

Bethesda Game Studios, publisher of Fallout since 2004, will be involved with the development of the show and game director Todd Howard will serve as executive producer.

"Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen," said Howard in a media release from Amazon.

"But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right."

Nolan and Joy added: "Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time. Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends."

It's not the only well-loved video game franchise being adapted into a TV show for a streaming service - HBO recently announced it was working on a The Last of Us series.