‘Fallout’ TV Series First Look Features Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, & Power Armor In A Post-Apocalyptic Future

I’ve never been able to get into the Fallout video game franchise, but there’s no disputing its impact on the industry. First launched in 1997, the post-apocalyptic series has sold millions of copies and released multiple sequels and spinoff games. But right now, video games are red-hot around Hollywood, and Prime Video hopes to attract a large audience of fans to their upcoming Fallout television series.

The first Fallout images have dropped, giving us a look at stars Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins. Purnell plays Lucy, a vault-dweller, while Goggins is The Ghoul. The series is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war on a retrofuturistic 1950s society in an alternate United States. So yeah, it sounds pretty crazy and unique as Hell. I know among my friends they were concerned the Power Armors would look cheap, but they look pretty badass judging by these images.

Then again, should we expect anything simple from creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan? The duo are best known as the creators of HBO’s Westworld, a show that had big ambitions that fizzled out pretty quickly. We’ll see if Joy and Nolan can get their mojo back with Fallout.

Also in the Fallout cast are Aaron Moten, Moisés Arias, Kyle MacLachlan, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, Leslie Uggams, Frances Turner, Dave Register, Zach Cherry, Johnny Pemberton, Rodrigo Luzzi, Annabel O’Hagan, and Xelia Mendes-Jones.

Here’s the synopsis:  Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is executive produced by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (Westworld) and stars Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Aaron Moten (Emancipation). It will be premiering exclusively on Prime Video on April 12, 2024, in more than 240 countries and territories around the world.

Fallout is expected to hit Prime Video on April 12th 2024.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.