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Todd Howard on an  Elder Scrolls TV Show: 'I Keep Saying No,' But 'You Never Know'

Todd Howard on an Elder Scrolls TV Show: 'I Keep Saying No,' But 'You Never Know' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2024 / 2,285 Views

Bethesda Game Studios boss Todd Howard in an interview with IGN on the red carpet for the premiere of the Fallout TV series was asked on his thoughts on other Bethesda IPs getting adapted into TV shows.

"I don't know. There's nothing in the works," he says. "Everybody asks, like, about Elder Scrolls, and I keep saying no also. And I would approach those - I'll probably say no. You never know if someone's gunna click.

"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."

He adds, "I can't predict the future, but this has been one of the most enjoyable projects I've ever done, and we're just kind of over the moon, everybody in the studio with seeing it this way."

The first season for the Fallout TV series is now available to watch on Amazon Prime. The show was recently renewed for a second season.

The free next-generation update for Fallout 4 will release on April 25 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The free update for the game adds Performance mode and Quality mode settings, stability improvements and fixes, up to 60 frames per second and increased resolutions.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
SuperNintend0rk (on 14 April 2024)

Maybe Bethesda will make another deal with Amazon. If it's as good of an adaptation as Fallout, I'd definitely watch it

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smroadkill15 (on 11 April 2024)

Give it the Castlevania tv show treatment. I'll watch it.

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The Fury (on 11 April 2024)

If Netflix or Amazon came to MS offered a huge amount of cash, of which some Todd Howard would get, would they say no then? Hollywood is struggling enough for ideas so video game IPs are just another well of already established IPs to try and make some money from. Elder Scrolls is prime for an epic adventure style story.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 12 April 2024)

Well it certainly has enough lore for it. I think there are way too many adaptations being done right now though, and it often feels like it's only for commercial reasons. Kind of unfortunate because it makes the entire prospect less exciting even for the few adaptations that would make sense.

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SAguy (on 12 April 2024)

Video game IPs becoming tv shows and movies. Makes sense I guess as the generation who grew up on games starts entering the boardroom just as the Gen who grew up on comics did 20+ years ago.

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zero129 (on 14 April 2024)

Imo Fallout is the best game to movie adaptation ever. it has its own story set in the world but it works so good where other shows try following the same story as the game etc this just works so good. i loved every minute of fallout and cant wait for season 2.
SO if they can make it work like fallout do elder scrolls 100%.

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