Fallout (series)

NZ release: 11 April 2024

Graphic violence, cruelty, sex scenes, suicide, suicide themes, drug use, violence, content that may disturb, offensive language, nudity, sexual themes Rated on: 11 April 2024

Season 1: Episodes 1-8

Fallout (2024)

What’s it about?

Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles brought about by nuclear decimation, a young woman leaves the safety of her vault and embarks on a journey into a dangerously unforgiving wasteland full of radiation, mutants, and bandits.

The facts

  • Created by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner
  • English language
  • Runtime: 8 episodes, about 65 mins each
  • An Amazon MGM Studios original
  • Based on the popular role-playing video game franchise by Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, Fallout

Why did it get this rating?

This series was self-rated by Amazon Prime Video. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.


Violence is frequent throughout the series, and can be graphic at times. Characters often shoot or fight each other. In these scenes, we sometimes see dead bodies, injuries, blood, and wound detail. Although they are often covered or brief, these may shock and disturb some viewers.

Characters’ body parts are crushed or blown up. These are brief, fast, and sometimes off-screen. The injuries are sometimes detailed, including blood spray/splatter and dismembered body parts.

Content that may disturb

A character is shown stabbing a corpse and eating a piece of their flesh. He continues cutting up their body off-screen. The mutilated body is briefly shown before cutting away. A piece of sliced flesh hangs off of one character’s backpack. This sequence may shock and disturb viewers.

The show includes mutated creatures and humans with disturbing features that may shock some viewers. For example, large mutated animals attack humans.

There is a brief and humorous reference to bestiality.

Sex scenes, sexual themes, nudity

There are limited sex scenes and sexual themes in the series.

Most sexual references are intended to be humorous and awkward.

There are two sex scenes. These scenes are not graphic. There are sexual movements and moaning.

Nudity is limited, often obscured or off-screen. We see brief shots of a butt, and a group of breasts. Most of these scenes are not sexual in nature.

Drug use

Drug use is limited in the series. Characters are mostly shown consuming unknown substances. They often use inhaler-like devices. This is done mainly for medical reasons. A drug called "Jet" from the games is abused multiple times throughout the show. In one scene, a character licks unidentified white powder.

Offensive language

Offensive language is frequent, often used during conversations and sometimes as insults. “F**k” is frequently used, along with “motherf**ker”, “sh*t”, ”bullsh*t”, “bi**h”, and “a**holes”.

Suicide/suicide themes

There are some suicide themes in the series. No suicide is shown, but the themes may disturb some viewers who have been impacted by suicide.

  • A character takes a pill off-screen, knowing that they would eventually pass away and to get it over with.
  • A skeleton is shown with a fork in a toaster. It’s implied they committed suicide by electrocuting themselves.
  • A character nearly attempts to commit suicide by firing a shotgun into their mouth. However, they quickly stop themselves.


The violence and cruelty in the film could be upsetting for some viewers. If you are struggling with what you have seen on-screen, please reach out for help. If you or someone you know needs to talk:

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