The upcoming Fallout TV series at Amazon has announced its first bit of casting, setting up Walton Goggins in a lead role.
According to Variety, Goggins will have a lead role in the upcoming Fallout TV series based on the popular video game franchise. While details remain under wraps, sources say Goggins will play a character “based on the ghouls from the games.”
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Ghouls are humans who have been exposed to radiation as a result of the nuclear war that forces characters underground into nuclear-safe Vaults. Sometimes villainous, sometimes tragic allies, but it’s notable the first major casting is for a non-Vault dweller character.
While there’s still no main plot revealed for the upcoming Fallout series, hopefully, more details will be revealed as casting continues.
Goggins has appeared in a variety of shows and movies across genres, whether that’s as the sometimes-villain Boyd Crowder in Justified or recently as the misbehavin’ Baby Billy Freeman in The Righteous Gemstones. Goggins is also a new collaborator with Quentin Tarantino appearing in both Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.
The Fallout TV series was announced back in 2020 with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy attached as producers. Nolan is set to direct the first episode for Amazon and MCU veteran Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Silicon Valley writer Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard will serve as an executive producer on the series. But aside from Fallout 76 which is ongoing, Bethesda is currently busy developing Starfield and is in the very early stages of development for Elder Scrolls 6.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.
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