MOVIE NEWS – Series star Walton Goggins has posted a picture of himself on set to announce that filming has officially begun on the Fallout TV series.
After years of not getting started on the live-action adaptation of Fallout, the cameras are now officially rolling on the TV series being made at Prime Video. The series, based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, is set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by nuclear war. Radioactive mutants and murderous marauders are among the many dangers the survivors must face as they traverse the barren wasteland.
One of the main characters in the series is Walton Goggins, who plays a “Ghoul”, a man turned zombie-like by radiation injuries. The actor posted a picture of himself on Instagram outside his trailer on set to announce that filming for Fallout has already begun, and he seems pretty excited 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 Ghoul.
For the caption, Goggins wrote this: “Day 1… FALLOUT… for Amazon. Deep breath…. Exhale… Let’s see where this road goes want too.”
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are developing the series for Prime Video, with showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner. It was previously announced that Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets, Arcane, Army of the Dead) would also star in Fallout. Other recent additions to the cast include Kyle MacLachlan (Dune, Twin Peaks), Xelia Mendes-Jones (Sans Comic, Havoc) and Aaron Moten (Disjointed, Father Stu). No details about their characters or plot have been revealed. However, it is assumed that the series will be set in a post-apocalyptic landscape, similar to the games, populated by vault dwellers and other survivors.
Fallout thus joins the handful of live-action video game adaptations being made by various streaming providers. While Amazon is betting that the series will do well on Prime Video, Peacock has acquired the rights to a Twisted Metal series, and HBO is busy making a series based on The Last of Us. Netflix also recently launched a new Resident Evil series, which we reviewed, so it’s safe to say that adaptations are in their heyday.