Fallout could be considered to be among one of the most popular game franchises of all time, set in the futuristic, post-apocalyptic world that never let go of the ’50s. Each game in the series has featured a different protagonist, usually survivors frozen within vaults who wake to find a whole new world before them. It seems Amazon may have found their sole survivor in Ella Purnell, who’s been cast as the lead in the streamer’s adaption.
Deadline is reporting that the star of Yellowjackets and Army of The Dead, Ella Purnell, has been cast as the lead character in their series adaption of the popular game franchise. While details of her character have yet to be confirmed, it’s believed that she will be playing the role of Jean. She is descried as a young woman with a can-do attitude who might just be keeping a dangerous secret. Plot details on the series also remain under wraps but the project added Walton Goggins to its cast just a few weeks ago, playing the role of a currently unnamed Ghoul.
The project is in development at Amazon films alongside Kilter Films, working in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. Todd Howard is involved with the project via Bethesda Game Studios with James Altman producing via Bethesda Softworks. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners on the series which is currently set to begin filming sometime this year, although there is currently no specific time frame listed.