Bethesda trademarks Fallout TV series, movie

Written by Joe Martin

April 20, 2009 | 11:08

Tags: #fallout #nuclear #post-apocalyptic

Companies: #bethesda

Bethesda Softworks, developer of The Elder Scrolls series and current owner of the Fallout brand, has applied for trademarks protecting a future TV series and film based on the Fallout universe.

The trademark applications were spotted by Dwell On It, via Joystiq, and were apparently filed at the start of February.

Whether Bethesda is actively involved in or seeking to create such products is unknown but, since the studio hasn't made any announcement or have any proven interest in extending the brand beyond the singleplayer RPG series, it seems more likely that the trademarks exist to protect the franchise.

Bethesda hasn't even expressed that big a desire to make an MMO within the Fallout world, licensing those rights out to original Fallout creators Interplay, though those rights are now in jeopardy.

Bethesda has yet to offer up any official comment, though news of a possible Fallout TV series has drawn mixed reactions from fans. We'll keep you posted if there's any more info.

In the mean time, let us know what you think of how Bethesda is handling the Fallout brand in the forums. Would you be interested in a new post-nuclear TV series, or is the genre starting to get a bit over-exposed for you?
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