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Amazon will be dropping all eight episodes of Fallout season 1 all at once

Clear a day or two off your calendars to binge it all

Fallout series trailer screenshot
Image credit: Amazon Prime Video

When streamers like Netflix first burst onto the scene, one of their big selling points was that you could binge whole seasons or shows to your heart’s content. However, as time went on, companies realized that they could keep fans subscribed longer by serializing their shows with a weekly release schedule. With the Fallout series coming in the next few weeks, will Amazon be serializing it or will they release all the episodes all at once?

Amazon's Prime Video prefers to offer a slower release schedule for their shows, keeping people talking about them as long as possible. Some shows like Invincible even end up with an unbearably long break in the middle just to string things out even longer. However, all eight episodes of Fallout season one will be released at the same time on April 10, 2024 (If you're in the Pacific timezone, that is).

Why has Amazon broken its usual formula for Fallout? We’re not actually clear at this point. There is a perception that this style of release means that streamers don’t trust that the show will do well or that it won’t be a hit, but Netflix dropped all of their live-action One Piece and Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptations at once without it impacting their streaming numbers. It could equally be that the pacing of Fallout benefits from being binged rather than a slower release schedule.

Ultimately, it is a bit of an arbitrary decision on behalf of the executives at Amazon. We’re just looking forward to having a good binge session to watch the whole first season of Fallout faster than a deathclaw jumping out of the Wasteland.

Get ready to get out of your Vault and into the Fallout world - with our help, of course. Here is a guide to the Fallout timeline, how to play and watch all of Fallout, details on the Fallout cast, how the Fallout cast & crew really get the harsh humor we're looking for, as well as a Q&A with Fallout showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner.

Trent Cannon

Trent Cannon: Trent is a freelance writer who has been covering anime, video games, and pop culture for a decade. (He/Him)


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