The Fallout series, known for its post-apocalyptic narrative, is set to introduce exciting new characters. Alongside Lucy, players will dive into the stories of Cooper Howard and Maximus, each bringing a unique flavor to the Fallout universe.
Meet the Characters
Cooper Howard: The Ghoul Cowboy
Cooper Howard, portrayed by Walton Goggins, takes center stage as a Ghoul — a survivor mutated by residual irradiation into a zombie-like being. In the Fallout series, Cooper embraces his new identity, living life as a dashing cowboy. Accompanying him is Dogmeat, the iconic German Shepherd known for his loyalty and bravery. Together, they embark on a journey that promises a blend of action, drama, and the unmistakable Fallout aesthetic.
Maximus: Raised by the Brotherhood of Steel
Aaron Moten steps into the role of Maximus, a character with a different origin. Raised by the metallic Brotherhood of Steel military troop, Maximus is on a quest to prove his worth to the super soldiers who fear his potential rejection. The Fallout series delves into Maximus’s personal struggles and the challenges he faces within the militaristic enclave that raised him.
As glimpsed in the trailer, Fallout promises intense action sequences. The Ghoul, Cooper Howard, is shown engaging in a shooting spree within a Western saloon. Automated miniguns ominously fire at civilians, setting the stage for a high-stakes narrative. An unnamed Vault 33 dweller, portrayed with unsettling detail, goes berserk, adding an element of mystery and danger to the unfolding drama.
The Fallout series introduces mutated creatures, showcasing a quick look at the formidable Yao Guai — a mutated black bear. The trailer captures the creature effortlessly tearing through heavy metal power armors, emphasizing the challenges faced by the characters in this harsh post-apocalyptic world. Additionally, Chris Parnell makes a memorable appearance as a cyclops Vault resident, adding to the diverse array of characters.
The star-studded cast of Fallout further elevates the series. Kyle MacLachlan takes on the role of Lucy’s father, Hank, bringing depth and gravitas to the narrative. Moisés Arias, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Emerson, and Zach Cherry contribute their talents, ensuring a rich and compelling ensemble that will undoubtedly captivate audiences.
Behind the Scenes
Westworld Creators and Executive Producers
The creative helm of Fallout is in the hands of Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Their involvement extends beyond creative direction to executive production, alongside game director Todd Howard. Nolan, directing the first three episodes, continues his successful partnership with Amazon Studios, despite the previous cancellation of the sci-fi series Peripheral after its first season.
The Fallout series builds on the legacy of its predecessors, including a connection to Amazon Studios through Jonathan Nolan. The mention of the cancellation of Peripheral highlights the industry’s unpredictability, emphasizing the challenges faced by even established creators in the ever-evolving landscape of television production.