Fallout TV show locks Army of the Dead star into lead role

Fallout TV show locks Army of the Dead star into lead role

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Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell's characters prosecute  successful  a tense speech  successful  Netflix's Army of the Dead film
Ella Purnell has reportedly joined Prime Video's TV adaptation of Bethesda's Fallout crippled series. (Image credit: Clay Enos/NETFLIX)

Army of the Dead prima Ella Purnell has reportedly joined the formed of Prime Video's upcoming Fallout TV show.

Per Deadline, Purnell – who besides stars successful Netflix's Arcane animated bid and Showtime's Yellowjackets – has landed 1 of the pb roles successful the Fallout TV series. Unsurprisingly, determination are fewer confirmed details astir who Purnell volition play. However, Deadline suggests the Army of the Dead histrion volition represent idiosyncratic called Jean, a "young pistillate with a can-do attitude" who'll beryllium hiding a acheronian concealed erstwhile the bid begins.

Purnell volition enactment up alongside Walton Goggins (Justified, Invincible), who signed onto the Prime Video show task successful February 2022 (per The Hollywood Reporter). Goggins is expected to play different of the series' main characters, but there's nary connection connected who he'll play yet.

Prime Video's live-action adaptation of Bethesda's beloved post-apocalyptic RPG bid has been successful improvement since 2020, but is slated to participate afloat accumulation sometime successful 2022. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the brainchilds down instrumentality favourite sci-fi bid Westworld and the Hugh Jackman-starring movie Reminiscence, volition reportedly pen the scripts and instrumentality connected enforcement producing roles. 

The duo volition beryllium joined by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner, who volition service arsenic showrunners. Meanwhile, Bethesda Game Studios manager Todd Howard is besides connected committee arsenic an enforcement shaper alongside James Altman, Bethesda Softworks' manager of publishing.

Fallout has been a wildly fashionable bid among gamers since the archetypal rubric launched successful October 1997. The critically-acclaimed franchise puts players successful the shoes of a post-nuclear warfare subsister – known arsenic a Vault inhabitant – who indispensable task retired of their shelter, caput into the wastelands to implicit assorted tasks, research the post-apocalyptic world, and more.

Bethesda's crippled bid presently comprises 9 titles, with action-RPG MMO Fallout 76 the latest to beryllium released. Fallout 76 is acceptable to person its adjacent large update sometime successful precocious 2022.


Two characters instrumentality     a locomotion  arsenic  the prima   rises successful  Fallout 76

Fallout is 1 of galore video games acceptable for a TV oregon movie adaptation successful the adjacent fewer years. (Image credit: Bethesda)

It's a possibility. The Fallout crippled bid is affluent successful lore, absorbing characters, real-world settings, and – though it's been done countless times earlier – sits squarely successful the fashionable post-apocalyptic genre. Add successful 2 well-known actors successful Goggins and Purnell, and Prime Video's Fallout adaptation has the ingredients to beryllium a bully TV series.

Of course, it'll instrumentality the show's proverbial chefs to navigator up a bully repast – i.e. a well-received TV adaptation – utilizing those earthy materials. 

Many person tried (and failed) to make a worthy movie oregon TV adaptation of a beloved video crippled series. There person been some successes precocious – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Arcane, and The Witcher to sanction 5 – but, largely, video games don't construe good to the large oregon tiny screens. Just look astatine The Rock's Doom film, Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed movie, oregon 1 of Sonic's galore animated TV shows.

Still, Amazon Studios volition request Prime Video's Fallout adaptation to bash well. Amazon is besides reportedly processing a God of War TV show, based connected Sony Santa Monica's iconic crippled series, truthful its Fallout live-action amusement volition request to amusement whether there's an assemblage for this benignant of content. If not, Prime Video tin ever autumn backmost connected its phantasy shows, specified arsenic The Wheel of Time and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, oregon instrumentality favourite R-rated superhero programs similar The Boys.

Meanwhile, determination are plentifulness of different video crippled franchises that are being turned, oregon person been turned, into TV shows that gamers and wide audiences to perchance enjoy. HBO is processing a Last of Us show based connected Naughty Dog's acclaimed gaming series, portion Netflix has a Resident Evil TV show connected the way. Finally, the long-gestating Halo amusement conscionable started streaming connected Paramount Plus, but we deliberation it has an individuality problem.

Tom Power

As TechRadar's amusement reporter, Tom tin beryllium recovered covering each of the latest movies, TV shows, and streaming work quality that you request to cognize about. An NCTJ-accredited journalist, Tom besides writes reviews, analytical articles, sentiment pieces, and interview-led features connected the biggest franchises, actors, directors and different manufacture leaders. 

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