We’re looking forward to what’s to come Fallout TV series (opens in new tab) from Amazon Studios, and while production only started last July, we find ourselves wishing there was more to see than just the some official screenshot (opens in new tab) that has been released so far.
Wish granted! A set being built in New York was spotted by another avid Fallout fan. J Carson on Twitter (opens in new tab) found a filming location that was still under construction and posted some great photos of it. In fact, it’s none other than an iconic Red Rocket gas station.
“Drive In, Fly Out!” – Company Slogan Red Rocket Corp, known simply as Red Rocket, was a pre-war company that operated a nationwide chain of automotive service stations, distinctive for their Raygun Gothic architecture. More to come. pic.twitter.com/AVg8gBsWkdJanuary 23, 2023
In Bethesda’s Fallout games, Red Rocket was a chain of gas stations that offered gasoline, diesel, and fusion (many pre-war cars in the Fallout universe were powered by atoms). In Fallout 4, the Red Rocket truck stop can be converted into a settlement, and in Fallout 76 there are about half a dozen Red Rockets to find on the map. They make great landmarks and are usually full of useful loot.
It’s cool to get confirmation that some of the show will take place in or around a Red Rocket. Obviously, the set isn’t complete yet, and the proverbial red rocket itself has yet to be added to the roof (unless it’s done with CG). But even with the board still wrapped in plastic, you can clearly see the letters that spell out Red Rocket. You can also just make out the faded red lettering on a pair of pumps.
It seems pretty close to some of the many Red Rocket locations we’ve seen in Fallout games. For comparison, here’s one from Fallout 4 near Sanctuary Hills and Vault 111, followed by a shot from the set below.
J Carson posted some photos from the set for you to check out on Twitter (opens in new tab), and we hope to see more as work progresses. Somehow I doubt the production crew will allow people to take photos when the actors arrive to start filming, but hopefully it won’t be long before we get official photos or maybe even the first teaser trailer of the show.
I thought for sure the “rocket” could be today, but alas not. So nice to see it come to life. Building the “Red Rocket” set for the upcoming Fallout, a post-apocalyptic TV series developed for [email protected] @BethesdaStudios @GameSpot @eurogamer @Fallout @PrimeVideo pic.twitter.com/4Wi1ZPFjy8January 24, 2023