Ella Purnell, the actress perhaps best known for providing the voice of Jinx in Netflix’s animated series Arcane and portraying Dave Bautista’s Scott Ward daughter Kate in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, has officially landed a starring role in Amazon’s upcoming Fallout series.
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As reported by Variety on March 30, Purnell will play an as-yet-unknown role alongside previously announced series star Walter Goggins.
While no official details have been announced regarding her character, sources told the outlet that Purnell’s character “is portrayed as upbeat and oddly straightforward with an all-American can-do spirit.” But an intensity in her eyes indicates that she might be just a little bit dangerous.
First revealed to be in development on July 2, 2020 with the release of a brief trailer, the live-action Fallout series is set to be helmed by Westworld co-creator, writer and director Jonathan Nolan and begin production later. late this year.
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Showrunners will include Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider (2018)) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley, Portlandia), while Nolan, Lisa Joy (Westworld, Burn Notice) and Athena Wickham (Westworld, The Peripheral) will serve executive producers alongside Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 Game Director Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios, and James Altman of Bethesda Softworks, the studio that has held the rights to the post-apocalyptic series since 2007, will also fill producer roles.
“Fallout is one of the greatest game series of all time,” Nolan and Joy reportedly said at the time of the announcement. “Each chapter of this incredibly imaginative story has cost us countless hours that we could have spent with family and friends, so we’re extremely thrilled to partner with Todd Howard and the rest of Bethesda’s crazy brilliants to bring this this massive, subversive and darkly funny universe with Amazon Studios.
At the time of writing, little is known about the series outside of the cast of Goggins and Purnell, including whether or not it will be based on a specific entry in the Fallout series.
While the storylines of each respective Fallout game could form their own unique TV narratives, given that the series’ lore has established the existence of thousands of experimental vaults containing their own survivors and how Hollywood likes to use established IPs as essentially “skins” with which to decorate their original plots, it’s no surprise that Goggins and Purnell present us with a never-before-seen take on the wastelands.
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