Amazon Studios’ adaptation of the Fallout video game franchise has cast one of its mysterious lead roles! Walton Goggins is set to join Kilter Films’ production, Deadline reported earlier today.

A Fallout adaptation has been in the works since Amazon licensed the rights in 2020; Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy‘s Kilter Films signed onto the project fairly early on. The two will serve as executive producers alongside Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.

Nolan is also set to direct the first episode, while Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners. The Nolans and Kilter films are best known for Westworld and Person of Interest, while Robertson-Dworet co-wrote the screenplay for Captain Marvel

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The Fallout video game franchise spans six games dating back to 1997 but has never been adapted. The games take place in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic United States devastated by nuclear war. Fallout‘s unique aesthetic comes from a juxtaposition of the post-apocalyptic wasteland with 1940s style and decor.

Walton Goggins is the first Fallout cast member announced. There’s no information yet on his role, but Deadline muses he’ll play a ghoul, a human that mutated after prolonged exposure to radiation. You can watch Goggins now in a recurring role on The Righteous Gemstones, and soon on Apple TV Plus’ The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.

While there isn’t any other information on Fallout yet, production is slated to begin later this year. Stay tuned for more updates as we learn them!

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