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Fallout TV Series Casts Walton Goggins In Lead Role

Fallout TV Series Casts Walton Goggins In Lead Role

Last month, it was revealed that the show had begun casting, and now we know one of our leads.

2022 is the year of games-to-screen adaptations, apparently. Not that we don’t already experience games on screens, but you know what I mean. Lately, it seems like there’s been nothing but news about various games-inspired movies and shows, whether that’s Uncharted finally releasing in cinemas (check out our review here), the confirmation of a second season of the upcoming Halo series, or updates about HBO’s The Last of Us.

Well, now Amazon’s Fallout series is getting in on the action, too. Last month, it was revealed that casting had finally begun for the show, and we just found out who’s in one of the lead roles. I won’t keep you in suspense, given it’s literally in the headline - yup, it’s Walton Goggins, who’s perhaps best known for playing Boyd Crowder in Justified, and Baby Billy Freeman in The Righteous Gemstones

Before we go on, be sure to check out this amazing real-life creation of a Fallout 4 Gauss rifle below.

As reported by Deadline, as of now, we don’t really know exactly what role the actor will be playing, but apparently, he’s believed to be a Ghoul, which sounds super interesting. While there are a number of iconic Ghoul characters throughout the Fallout series, like Fallout 4’s John Hancock, it’s never been possible to play as one yourself, so it’s neat that we’ll potentially be seeing one in a more prominent role in the series. 

The series was first announced back in 2020, when it was revealed it would be brought to screen by Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, alongside Bethesda boss Todd Howard as executive producer.

“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said at the time. “Each chapter of this insanely imaginative story has cost us countless hours we could have spent with family and friends. So we're incredibly excited to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive, and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”

As of now (and as you’d expect, given it’s only recently started casting), there’s no proper trailer for the series, and very few details about what exact story we can expect it to follow. The premise in general gives so much to work with, so fingers crossed it’ll be good - hopefully it won’t be too long until we get our first look at it. 

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures / FX Productions, Bethesda

Topics: Fallout, TV And Film, Bethesda