According to Variety, the 25-year-old actress has been cast as the show’s lead, however, Amazon has not released any details about the role.
“According to sources, however, her character is described as upbeat and uncannily direct with an all-American can-do spirit. But an intensity in her eyes says she might just be a tiny bit dangerous.”
Purnell’s casting follows news that Walton Goggins has joined the show in another lead role.
Again, there were no details about his role on the Fallout show, but sources were able to confirm that Goggins will be playing a ghoul – one of the nuclear-ravaged former humans that roams the post-apocalyptic wastelands.
Whether or not Purnell will suit up as a vault dweller remains to be seen.
The Fallout TV series has been in the works since 2020 with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on board as producers. Production is expected to begin later this year, with Nolan to direct the show’s pilot episode.
Unfortunately, there’s been little word on what the show will be about, or which part of the Fallout universe it will take place within.
Purnell is perhaps best known for the role of Jackie in the hit TV show Yellowjackets but is also known for her role in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. She also voiced Jinx in the recent League of Legends series, Arcane, and appeared alongside Dave Bautista in Zack Snyder’s recent zombie movie, Army of the Dead.
Fallout is based on the hit video game series, of which the most recent installment was Fallout 76. The games are known for their post-apocalyptic humor and witty characters, as well as their over-the-top sci-fi setting.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner will serve as showrunners on the Fallout TV show, with Bethesda’s Todd Howard as executive producer.
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