Bethesda's Todd Howard suggests an Elder Scrolls TV series is unlikely

by Danny Craig  · 
Bethesda's Todd Howard suggests an Elder Scrolls TV series is unlikely

Bethesda’s Todd Howard has revealed that he has declined offers for an Elder Scrolls TV series and will most likely continue to do so, despite the success of Fallout's Amazon adaptation.

The details:

  • Speaking to IGN at the Fallout premiere, Howard was asked about the possibility of other TV adaptations of Bethesda's IPs, such as the Elder Scrolls, and it appears that no more shows will be greenlit anytime soon. "I don’t know, there's nothing in the works," Howard said. "Everybody asks, like, about Elder Scrolls, and I keep saying no also. And I would approach those - I'll probably say no.”

  • The executive producer explained that Amazon's Fallout was created after finding the right people to write and produce the series, not because Bethesda felt obligated to produce a show based on the IP. “You never know if someone's gonna click,” Howard explained. “But I think this really came out of, 'we think things are aligning to do a high-quality job'. It wasn't forced. It was kind of a natural relationship and 'hey, this sounds really cool'. As opposed to, 'we should have a show', right? It never came from that."

  • So far, Fallout reviews have been mostly positive, with fans and critics praising the series for staying true to the source material while also featuring a well-written story and strong acting. Prior to its premiere, the show was also renewed for a second season, with filming set to take place in California.

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