Walton Goggins, an American actor who appeared in numerous known movies and TV shows, including The Shield, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Tomb Raider, and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, officially joined Fallout, the upcoming Amazon Prime Video’s series which is based on Bethesda’s video game series of the same name. Goggins also voiced Cecil Stedman in Prime Video’s Invincible.
As The Hollywood Reporter learned, Goggins will have a lead role in the upcoming series, which is coming from the Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Fallout series was first announced in the summer of 2020, and announcing the lead actor means that development is going forward. Jonathan Nolan is also set to direct the pilot episode.
Fallout video game series kicked off in 1997 with the original game, and three sequels in the main series followed in 1998, 2008, and 2015, respectively. Two spin-off games, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 76 were released in 2010 and 2018, respectively. The video game series is set in the futuristic setting of the post-apocalyptic world after nuclear annihilation.
Jonathan Nolan is the brother of Christopher Nolan, and he co-wrote some of his most famous films, like Memento, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, and The Prestige. He was nominated for the Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for Memento, and two Primetime Emmy Awards (Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series) for Westworld.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet (writer of Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners of the series, and the filming is expected to start later this year.