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Fallout, Amazon Studios’ upcoming adaptation of Bethesda Game Studios’ post-apocalyptic RPG franchise, has acquired its first starring role in the form of Emmy-nominated actor Walton Goggins, according to various reports from entertainment publications that include Deadline.

Goggins, a thespian who requires no introduction to fans of critically acclaimed features such as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, will reportedly star in the TV series as a Ghoul, a character type that Fallout fans might recall for their gross and wrinkly skin, having suffered from the prolonged effects of radiation following nuclear war. There doesn’t seem to be any indication of which Fallout game the show might follow, if any, but it will almost certainly attempt to recapture the dread and isolation of the wastelands that Bethesda’s games are known for.

Announced in July 2020, Fallout is expected to begin production in 2022 exclusively for Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan’s brother, will direct the first episode.

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‘Fallout’: Walton Goggins To Star In Prime Video’s TV Series From Kilter Films Based On Games (Deadline)

  • The world of Fallout is one where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. The magic of the Fallout world is the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy.
  • Fallout, the TV series, is from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks, with executive producers Nolan, Joy and Athena Wickham for Kilter Films; Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios’ and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.
  • Justified alum Goggins is recurring on HBO The Righteous Gemstones, which is currently airing its second season. He also is part of the cast of Apple TV+’s limited series The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, starring Samuel L. Jackson.

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