Amazon’s Fallout TV series has added Ella Purnell to its cast.
Purnell, who is best known for her role as Jackie in the Showtime drama Yellowjackets, joins previously announced cast member Walton Goggins (Justified) in the Fallout TV series. Both Purnell and Goggins will play a lead role.
What role will Ella Purnell play in the Fallout TV series?
Like that of Goggins, details about Purnell’s role are being kept under wraps. But sources told Variety that the actress’ character is described as “upbeat and uncannily direct with an all-American can-do spirit.” The sources added that Purnell’s character has an “intensity in her eyes,” suggesting that she might just be a “tiny bit dangerous.”
What will the Fallout TV series be about?
Based on the video game of the same name, the Fallout TV series is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Portlandia) will serve as co-showrunners on the series. They will also exec produce the project, along with Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy via Kilter Films under their Amazon overall deal. Nolan is also set to direct the first episode of the series.
Athena Wickham of Kilter Films also executive produces along with Todd Howard for Bethesda Game Studios and James Altman for Bethesda Softworks.
When will the Fallout TV series come out?
The Fallout TV series doesn’t have a release date yet, but production on the series is scheduled to begin later this year.
What are Ella Purnell’s other notable acting credits?
In addition to her role in Yellowjackets, Purnell is also the voice of Jinx in the Netflix animated television series Arcane, and Gwyn in the Paramount+/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. Her other TV credits include Starz’s Sweetbitter, BBC’s Ordeal by Innocence, and Epix’s Belgravia.
On the movie front, Purnell recently starred as Kate Ward in the 2021 Netflix film Army of the Dead. She also appeared as Emma Bloom in 2016’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, young Jane Porter in 2016’s The Legend of Tarzan, and as teen Maleficent in 2014’s Maleficent.