Much like predecessor The Last Of Us, Prime Video's hit adaptation of Fallout has managed to break the video-game-to-screen genre curse.


Not only did it receive rave reviews, it has also become one of the most watched titles for the streamer.

Yellowjackets star Ella Purnell and Justified’s Walton Goggins lead the cast, with a brilliant soundtrack aiding them in bringing to life the post-apocalyptic world they're forced to inhabit.

Purnell recently opened up to and other press about the show, saying: "I think one of the big challenges about adapting a video game is you're changing the entire format. You know, it's not as easy as adapting a book or creating a biopic about someone's life.

"You're going from a first-player experience, where you are playing the game and you're essentially creating a story within that world, you're taking away the major element that people play the games for, which is the ability to choose."

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It looks like her worries didn't come true, however, as the series has already been renewed for season 2, following season 1's dramatic ending.

Wondering who else appears in the cast of Fallout? Here's everything we know about the cast and characters in the sci-fi drama.

Fallout TV show cast: Full list of characters and actors

Here are the cast members in Fallout on Prime Video. Scroll on for more information on each of the stars and their characters.

  • Ella Purnell plays Lucy MacLean
  • Aaron Moten plays Maximus
  • Walton Goggins plays The Ghoul/Cooper Howard
  • Kyle MacLachlan plays Hank MacLean
  • Leslie Uggams plays Betty
  • Zach Cherry plays Woody Thomas
  • Matt Berry plays Mr Handy
  • Chris Parnell plays Ben
  • Matty Cardarople plays Huey
  • Sarita Choudhury plays Moldaver
  • Xelia Mendes-Jones as Dane
  • Mike Doyle as Mr Spencer
  • Moisés Arias as Norm MacLean
  • Johnny Pemberton as Thaddeus
  • Cherien Dabis as Birdie
  • Dale Dickey as Ma June
  • Michael Emerson as Wilzig
  • Frances Turner as Barb
  • Dave Register as Chet
  • Rodrigo Luzzi as Reg McPhee
  • Annabel O'Hagan as Steph

Ella Purnell plays Lucy MacLean

Ella Purnell as Lucy MacLean in Fallout wearing a blue and yellow jumpsuit, holding a hand aloft
Ella Purnell as Lucy MacLean in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Lucy? Lucy is a young woman who lives in one of the protective vaults dotted around post-apocalyptic America. In spite of the near-total collapse of society, she maintains a remarkably optimistic attitude to life – that is, until nefarious forces threaten those that she loves the most.

What else has Ella Purnell been in? Purnell recently starred in nightmarish Paramount Plus thriller Yellowjackets and Zack Snyder's Netflix zombie flick Army of the Dead. Earlier gigs include ITV's Belgravia and the Tim Burton-directed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, as well as voice roles in Arcane, Invincible and Star Trek: Prodigy.

Walton Goggins plays The Ghoul/Cooper Howard

Walton Goggins as The Ghoul in Fallout. His face is scarred with a gap where his nose should be, and is wearing a cowboy hat.
Walton Goggins as The Ghoul in Fallout. Amazon Studios

Who is The Ghoul/Cooper Howard? In a previous life, Cooper Howard was an actor and spokesperson for the Vault-Tec company. Hundreds of years later, he stalks the wasteland as a ruthless mercenary – but not without honour.

Chatting at a Fallout Q&A about The Ghoul, Goggins said: "I think it was an extraordinary opportunity to play the same person at two very different periods in his life.

"And one, obviously, before the bombs dropped, and one 200 years later, and it took understanding who Howard and to live in a moment of eternal optimism and positivity, in this moment of American exceptionalism and being a product of that environment, to seeing the worst that the world has to offer.

"[He's] kind of a modern day hero anti-hero, he's like a cynical superhero. That seems like his power. He fell a long way, and he's seen a lot. And as the story progresses, you'll see how it's affected him even greater."

What else has Walton Goggins been in? Goggins is best known for his acclaimed television roles on crime drama The Shield and Western Justified. He recently returned for the latter's follow-up season City Primeval, and currently voices Cecil on Prime Video animated series Invincible. His film projects include Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Kyle MacLachlan plays Hank MacLean

Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank) standing at a lecture in blue and yellow overalls
Kyle MacLachlan (Overseer Hank). Amazon Studios

Who is Hank? Hank is Lucy's father and a so-called 'overseer' – essentially meaning the leader of his vault. This role has been interpreted differently by various individuals in the Fallout universe, with some taking a relaxed, advisory approach and others seizing their chance to wield absolute power.

What else has Kyle MacLachlan been in? MacLachlan is known for his collaborations with director David Lynch, including cult television series Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and the original screen adaptation of Dune. His other TV credits include Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, while he also voices Riley's father in Pixar's Inside Out films.

Aaron Moten plays Maximus

Aaron Moten (Maximus) in Fallout wearing a pilot's outfit
Aaron Moten (Maximus) in Fallout. Amazon Studios

Who is Maximus? Maximus is a soldier who fights for a group known as the Brotherhood of Steel, who he sincerely believes can bring order to the wild and unruly wasteland. He'll do anything to help further their goals, but is his devotion misplaced?

Opening up at a Fallout Q&A, Moten said: "I think his hope is that he becomes the knight that he's always dreamed he could be.

"I think Maximus is a guy with this internal war going on inside of him. And is he making the right decisions to push himself further? Or is he hurting himself in the long run by surviving in the best way that he finds possible?"

What else has Aaron Moten been in? Moten has previously appeared in HBO's The Night Of, Prime Video's Mozart in the Jungle and Netflix's Disjointed. On the big screen, he starred in Mark Wahlberg's Father Stu and Will Smith's Emancipation.

Leslie Uggams plays Betty

Leslie Uggams stars in Fallout in blue and yellow overalls
Leslie Uggams stars in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Betty? A resident of Vault 33 who has her eyes on seizing power.

What else has Leslie Uggams been in? Uggams's career spans decades, with credits including the original 1977 Roots drama, plus more recent hits including Fox's Empire and NBC's New Amsterdam. On the big screen, she recently featured in Academy Award winner American Fiction, and is also known for playing Blind Al in the Deadpool films.

Zach Cherry plays Woody Thomas

Zach Cherry stars in Fallout in blue and yellow overalls
Zach Cherry stars in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Woody? Woody is a resident of Vault 33 and a key member of their decision-making panel.

What else has Zach Cherry been in? Cherry is known for playing Dylan in the Apple TV+ thriller Severance and Kevin in HBO comedy-drama Crashing. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has played the small cameo role of Klev in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Shang-Chi. Other big screen projects include Julia Louis-Dreyfus's acclaimed You Hurt My Feelings.

Matt Berry plays Mr Handy

Matt Berry wears a black suit at the premiere of What We Do in the Shadows
Matt Berry. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Who is Mr Handy? Mr Handy is a robotic assistant typically used by the overseer of a vault to perform helpful tasks and defend attacks from the wasteland.

What else has Matt Berry been in? After rising to fame in the UK through comedy projects like Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The IT Crowd, Toast of London and Year of the Rabbit, Berry went on to find international success on FX's What We Do in the Shadows.

Chris Parnell plays Ben

Chris Parnell in a stripy blue shirt
Chris Parnell. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for IMDb

Who is Ben? Ben has a single, large eye – which could possibly be a mutation caused by exposure to radioactive material.

What else has Chris Parnell been in? A big name in US comedy, Parnell's best known TV credits include Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Archer and Rick and Morty, where he voices the ever-hapless Jerry Smith. On the big screen, he is known for the Anchorman and Hotel Transylvania films.

Michael Emerson plays Wilzig

Michael Emerson as Wilzig in Fallout in a long jacket and grey shirt and trousers
Michael Emerson as Wilzig in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Wilzig? Wilzig is a mysterious researcher who becomes a target to more than one person in the wasteland.

What else has Michael Emerson been in? Emerson is best known for his role as Benjamin Linus in Lost. He's also played Zep Hindle in Saw and Harold Finch in Person of Interest.

Matty Cardarople plays Huey

Matty Cardarople in a white shirt and black blazer
Matty Cardarople. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for New York Magazine

Who is Huey? The owner of a shady store in the wasteland.

What else has Matty Cardarople been in? He played arcade manager Keith in Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things, with later projects including Ryan Reynolds's Free Guy and FX's Reservation Dogs.

Sarita Choudhury plays Moldaver

Sarita Choudhury in a brown blazer
Sarita Choudhury. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Who is Moldaver? The central antagonist in the show, after taking Lucy's father, Hank, hostage.

What else has Sarita Choudhury been in? Choudhury is known for hit thrillers Homeland and Marvel's Jessica Jones, as well as comedy-drama And Just Like That.... She also played Egeria in the two-part The Hunger Games: Mockingjay adaptation and starred opposite Dev Patel in The Green Knight.

Annabel O'Hagan plays Steph

Annabel O’Hagan as Steph in Fallout in blue and yellow overalls with a blue eye patch
Annabel O'Hagan as Steph in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Steph? Steph is a vault dweller. She suffers a horrific injury in episode 1.

What else has Annabel O'Hagan been in? O'Hagan has previously appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Moisés Arias plays Norm

Moisés Arias as Norm in Fallout in blue and yellow overalls and a Pip Boy on his arm
Moisés Arias as Norm in Fallout. Prime Video

Who is Norm? Norm is Lucy's less independent and more timid brother.

What else has Moisés Arias been in? Arias is best known for playing Rico in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana.

Fallout is available to stream on Prime Video from Thursday 11th April 2024. Sign up for a 30-day free trial of Prime Video and pay £8.99 a month after that.


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