Amazon's Fallout television series (opens in new tab) just got a whole lot more credible, as Deadline (opens in new tab) has revealed that noted character actor Walton Goggins has signed on to play a lead role.
Details on Goggins' character haven't been revealed, but according to the report he'll be playing "Ghoul," although I suspect that will actually prove to be a ghoul (opens in new tab), the long-lived mutants who make up a significant portion of Fallout's post-nuclear world. I can kind of see it:
It's not just physical similarities that make the casting noteworthy. Goggins has received widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike for his career in film and television, and has earned award nominations for performances in shows and movies including The Shield, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, The Hateful Eight, and Django Unchained. He also makes a pretty good Marvel movie villain (opens in new tab).
Amazon's Fallout series is being produced by Westworld co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy through their Kilter Films production company. Bethesda's Todd Howard and Jason Altman are also onboard as executive producers. Goggins is the first actor to be named to play in the series, which was announced back in 2020. Production is set to begin this year (opens in new tab), but so far there's still no sign of a release date.