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Walton Goggins to Star in Prime Video’s ‘Fallout’ Video Game Adaptation

New series, based on Bethesda Softworks’s popular dystopian videogame franchise, will start shooting later this year, with ‘Justified’ star’s character expected to be based on a ‘ghouls’ from the games.

Prime Video has added Walton Goggins to the cast of its upcoming series adaptation of the dystopian video game franchise Fallout.

The new show will be set against the same backdrop as its source material, in a nuclear age that unfolds in 2077 America. Details on Goggins’ role have yet to be disclosed, but according to an early report from Variety, it’s likely that his character will be based on the “ghouls” from the games -- humans whose exposure to radiation during the Great War renders them disfigured, yet immune to nuclear fallout.

Fallout has been in development since Amazon Studios first licensed rights to the game franchise in 2020. Production on the show is expected to begin sometime in late 2022.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as executive producers and co-showrunners. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will executive produce via Kilter Films under their overall Amazon Studios deal, and Nolan will direct the series’ pilot episode. Athena Wickham of Kilter Films will also executive produce, alongside Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.

Amazon Studios and Kilter Films will produce Fallout in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.

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