Now here’s something that you don’t see everyday: a suspicious trademark filing that references a rather unusual concept for its registrant. In this case, Bethesda is trying to register such a trademark regarding “entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Even more telling besides that, you ask? Specifically, one must look no further than the publisher’s most relevant property – the massively-successful Fallout series. Which, by the way, is also the very word that is being submitted for trademark, according to a recent update to the Fallout community wiki known as The Vault.
Now obviously the concept of video game-inspired television programming isn’t entirely new. The long decade of the 1980s witnessed a whole smorgasbord of them. Even so, wiki contributor Conor Murton notes that the filing (which is dated as of January 8) definitely suggests that a televised Fallout spinoff may be possible in the future. That doesn’t mean to say whether or not it’s actually going to happen. It simply means that Bethesda is just opening itself to such a possibility.
That being said, voice actor Erik Todd Dellums (known in Fallout 3 as the voice behind DJ Three Dog) has been quoted by IGN regarding a future role in the Fallout series via Twitter, who specifically wrote: “To all my
#Fallout3 and #ThreeDog fans: There may be more of the Dog coming! Fingers crossed!” Now ordinarily that would mean that Fallout 4 may be on the way. But with this latest filing with the Feds, however, there’s a possibility that both DJ Three Dog, and the Fallout property itself, may be about to get a real multimedia workout.