A bounty has been made and a certain ghoul, played by Walton Goggins, is looking to collect in the first look at the upcoming Prime Video series, Fallout, premiering on April 11. Goggins shows off his charisma and perception levels in the recently released clip as his character, known as The Ghoul, meets Ella Purnell‘s character for the first time.

Prime Video's 'Fallout': Get Ready for Walton Goggins' Ghoulish Debut
Walton Goggins as “The Ghoul” in “Fallout”, Courtesy of Prime Video.

A Ghoul, A Girl, and A Fallout

Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. Two hundred years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind—and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird, and highly violent universe waiting for them.

Ella Purnell is Lucy, an optimistic Vault-dweller with an all-American can-do spirit. Her peaceful and idealistic nature is tested when she is forced to the surface to rescue her father. Aaron Moten is Maximus, a young soldier who rises to the rank of squire in the militaristic faction called Brotherhood of Steel. He will do anything to further the Brotherhood’s goals of bringing law and order to the wasteland. Walton Goggins is the Ghoul, a morally ambiguous bounty hunter who holds within him a 200-year history of the post-nuclear world. These disparate parties collide when chasing an artifact from an enigmatic researcher that has the potential to radically change the power dynamic in this world.

Walton Goggins Takes on Ghoul Life in Fallout

Goggins has been everywhere promoting the upcoming Fallout series, from festivals to lengthy interviews. As a fan of the video game series, it’s really exciting to see how he has embraced the role and the community these unique characters belong to. In a recent interview, Goggins expressed how it was difficult to navigate how his appearance should finally come across as. He wanted to bring the audience in but not immediately freak them out with…well the absence of a nose and irradiated skin.

Showrunner, Graham Wagner, said in the interview alongside Goggins that they had basically written the role for the actor. They wanted some core characters in the series and it had to include a ghoul because honestly the series would be a mistake without one. It helps that Goggins was also on-board with the series no matter who he played, saying “I think at one point, the very first Zoom that we had, I don’t think I’m making this up, but I think three or four minutes into the conversation I said, ‘Look, I’m in. I’m in no matter what.’ They said, ‘Well, don’t you want to know what you’re playing?’ I said, ‘That’s irrelevant. It’s good. I’m in.’”

Prime Video's 'Fallout': Get Ready for Walton Goggins' Ghoulish Debut
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 07: General view of atmosphere during the Fallout @ SXSW party on March 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Prime Video)

The series comes from Kilter Films and executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Nolan directed the first three episodes. Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner serve as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners. The series stars Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Aaron Moten (Emancipation) and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight). Athena Wickham of Kilter Films also executive produces, along with Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks. Amazon MGM Studios and Kilter Films produce in association with Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks.

The series cast includes Moisés Arias (The King of Staten Island), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Michael Emerson (Person of Interest), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), Frances Turner (The Boys), Dave Register (Heightened), Zach Cherry (Severance), Johnny Pemberton (Ant-Man), Rodrigo Luzzi (Dead Ringers), Annabel O’Hagan (Law & Order: SVU), and Xelia Mendes-Jones (The Wheel of Time). It will be available to stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

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