Fallout Series Filming Locations, Cast, and Plot Details

Fallout is an American TV series developed by Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider reboot, Captain Marvel) for Amazon Prime Video.

It stars Ella Purnell and Aaron Moten in the lead roles of Lucy and Maximus (Brotherhood of Steel), along with others.

Based on the role-playing video game franchise on the same name by Bethesda Softworks, the show follows a brave teenage girl name Lucy, who decides to search for her father in the middle of dangerous wastelands in LA.

Even though, this Prime Video show takes us through the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles with its filming locations, the actual shooting was done in other parts of the United States and a South African country.

The series has been produced by Crystal Whelan, Halle Phillips, and Gursimran Sandhu under Kilter Films, Big Indie Pictures, Bethesda Game Studios, and Amazon MGM Studios. Let’s dive into the filming locations of the series of this series.

Where was Fallout series filmed?

The Fallout series was filmed across New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and Utah inside the United States, along with Namibia in Southern Africa.

Where was Fallout series filmed

Principal shooting for the Fallout series began on June 20, 2022 and wrapped after nine months of filming on March 24, 2023, as per the filming dates mentioned by IMDb.

New York, USA

The Ghoul’s Grave, the place where Cooper Howard transforms into a ghoul in Fallout, is located in Fort Totten Park in Queens, New York.

It’s a former Civil War fortress that has been transformed into a public park, where you can enjoy special events that happened throughout the year.

The Ghoul's Grave scene where Cooper Howard transforms filming at Fort Totten Park in Queens

This is such an amazing place to visit if you wanna look into the past of New York without missing the fun. On hot days, you can take a dip in the pool and sunbathe around its grassy edges while in winters, you can enjoy looking at migratory birds.

Red Rock Gas Station location

The Red Rocked Gas Station, which appears in the seventh episode of the show, is located in Nyack, Rockland County, as per IMDb.

The Ghoul standing in the middle of his grave in Fort Totten Park in Fallout series

According to local reports, the production team used a former ShopRite grocery store on Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp, Staten Island as the filming location for the Super Duper Mart in the series.

The store, previously situated at 2424 Hylan Boulevard, has since been vacated by ShopRite, which relocated to a different shopping center in the area, allowing the filming crew to transform the space into the iconic Fallout location.

Its building looked like a rundown grocery store with Super-Duper Mart and “SD” written across, the same report said. A user also posted a short clip on YouTube, touring the empty production set.

Since the report dates back to July 2022, we can say that the initial phase of shooting was done in New York. The Gamer also reported that the filming for the Amazon show Fallout began in late June 2022, throughout New York City.

Hollywood Boulevard scene filming  near the hamlet of Verplanck

The haunting scene featuring the gulper monster on Hollywood Boulevard was filmed in the Cortlandt Quarry on the Hudson River, while the cave scenes were filmed at the Widow Jane Mine in New York.

Enclave facility where Dr. Siggi Wilzig examines puppies in Fallout series filming at Brooklyn Army Terminal Building in Sunset Park

The ominous Enclave facility, where Dr. Siggi Wilzig examines puppies in Fallout, was filmed in the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal Building in Sunset Park, according to Atlas of Wonders.

This Art Deco-style structure served as a crucial military supply base during World War II and has since been repurposed for various commercial and industrial uses.

Vault tech headquarters location in Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in West Harrison

Vault-Tech headquarters tower was recreated at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in West Harrison, New York. Many additions were made using CGI, like an extra tower, smooth transition, and circles, during post production

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New Jersey, USA

The entrance to the town of Filly was filmed in a private airplane graveyard in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Nevada, USA

The Mojave Desert, located in Sierra Mountains, served as the perfect backdrop for many of the Wasteland scenes in Fallout series.

Fallout show filming in Mojave Desert in Nevada

Utah, USA

The Brotherhood of Steel’s headquarters was filmed at the old Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. During World War II, this base was the training centre for the team that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Brotherhood of Steel Headquarters location in Utah

Today, the base has been modified into a museum, and has been open to the public. Visitors can explore the Enola Gay hangar and learn about this important moment in history.

Namibia, South Africa

The Eduard Bohlen Shipwreck scene filming in Namibia desert

The eerie desert scenes where Lucy encounters the shipwreck in Fallout series were filmed in Namibia. This real-life German cargo ship, partially buried by sand, creates an unsettling backdrop for the show.

If you go into the history, you’ll find that Eduard Bohlen was a German cargo ship that was wrecked on the Skeleton Coast of Southwest Africa on Sep 5, 1909 in a thick fog.

The houses buried in sand are located in the Elizabeth Bay Ghost Town, a real Namibian settlement deserted due to harsh conditions.

Fallout series filming in Kolmanskop ghost town

Similarly, the house scenes of the man who wants to marry Lucy were filmed at the Kolmanskop ghost town, another popular tourist destination in Namibia, known for its dilapidated and sand-covered buildings.

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Who’s in the cast of Fallout series?

  • Aaron Moten as Maximus
  • Ella Purnell as Lucy MacLean
  • Walton Goggins as Cooper Howard
  • Moises Arias as Norm MacLean
  • Leslie Uggams as Betty Pearson
  • Zach Cherry as Woody Thomas
  • Dave Register as Chet
  • Annabel O’Hagan as Stephanie Harper
  • Rodrigo Luzzi as Reg McPhee
  • Sarita Choudhury as Lee Moldaver
  • Frances Turner as Barb Howard
  • Johnny Pemberton as Thaddeus
  • Leer Leary as Davey
  • Teagan Meredith as Janey Howard
  • Elle Vertes as Young Rose MacLean
  • Amir Carr as Young Maximus
  • Luciana VanDette as Young Lucy MacLean

What is the plot?

In a world destroyed by nuclear war, the last humans are living in underground shelters, known as Vaults. But the people in the Vaults don’t know they’re being studied in experiments.

Years later, a young woman named Lucy leaves her Vault home to search for her missing father in the dangerous wastelands of Los Angeles.

On her journey, she meets a soldier from the Brotherhood of Steel and a bounty hunter who is a ghoul.

They all have secrets in their pasts, and they have to survive the hazardous landscape while uncovering the dark truth about the Vaults.

Lakshya Kaushik

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