After many years of false starts on getting a live-action adaptation of Fallout made, cameras have officially begun rolling on the TV series that’s in the works at Prime Video. Based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, Fallout is a series set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear warfare. Radioactive mutants and murderous raiders are among the many dangers that survivors will be faced with as they traverse the barren wasteland.
One of the show’s main stars is Walton Goggins, who plays a “Ghoul,” a human being left looking zombie-like due to radiation damage, in the series. Taking to Instagram, the actor posted an image of himself on the set outside of his trailer to announce that filming has now started on Fallout, and he seems pretty stoked to get to work. We can only imagine what Goggins will look like after spending some time in the makeup chair for his transformation into a Ghoul.
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In the caption, Goggins wrote, “Day 1… FALLOUT… for Amazon. Deep breath…. Exhale… Let’s see where this road goes want too.”
Fallout Will Reimagine the Video Game Series in Live-Action
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan developed the series for Prime Video and the team of Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner serve as series showrunners. It had previously been announced that Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets, Army of the Dead) would also be starring in Fallout. Other recent cast additions include Kyle MacLachlan (Dune, Twin Peaks), Xelia Mendes-Jones (Sans Comic, Havoc), and Aaron Moten (Disjoined, Father Stu). Details on their characters are not clear and no plot details have been revealed, though it is presumed that the series will similarly be set in a post-apocalyptic landscape occupied by vault dwellers and other survivors.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Joy and Nolan said in a joint statement when Amazon greenlit the adaptation. “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.”
Howard also said in a statement, “Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen. But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We’re enormous fans of their work and couldn’t be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios.”
Fallout joins a handful of live-action video game adaptations that are in the works at various streaming services. While Amazon is betting on Fallout doing well on Prime Video, Peacock has picked up the rights to a Twisted Metal series and HBO has a series based on The Last of Us in the works. Just recently, Netflix debuted a new Resident Evil series as well.
Amazon has not yet announced a premiere date for Fallout on Prime Video.