Fallout: Ella Purnell doesn't know what to expect from Lucy in Year 2

The actress commented on expectations of what we will see of the character after the end of the first season

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Fallout, one of Prime Video's biggest hits in recent years, has already been renewed for a second season and series star Ella Purnell said she still doesn't know what to expect in Lucy's new year.

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"Part of me thinks she will always be Lucy, and another part of me wonders how anyone can survive this betrayal, pain, and trauma," says Purnell. "Her whole world was just destroyed and shattered. It fell apart in front of her in a second."

The actress once again highlighted the character's change when discovering both sides of her father (Kyle MacLachlan). "She's always had very strong beliefs, but they were rooted in her father. So when you take away that fundamental foundation, I just don't know how she's going to do, I just don't know," she said. Fallout is set in an alternate reality of a post-apocalyptic world that is trapped in the customs and lifestyle of 1950s America. After a nuclear war in 2077, the country becomes home to monsters, mutants, gangs, and militias. 

In the games, the dystopian setting is contrasted by sarcastic and acidic humor, with a vintage soundtrack and large radioactive deserts everywhere. The surviving humans hid for centuries in underground bases known as Vaults. The games were created by Interplay Entertainment in 1997, and the rights to the franchise were sold to Bethesda the following decade. Under the command of Todd Howard, Bethesda formed the modern visual identity of the saga and transformed Fallout into one of the biggest brands in video games, particularly with Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout: New Vegas. The latter was developed by Obsidian.

In the series' story, Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Tomb Raider) will play a Ghoul - a human who has suffered mutations due to radiation - alongside Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets, Army of the Dead), who plays the protagonist, a young woman with an attitude that comes out of Vault 33, as the two cross the post-apocalyptic USA and try to survive. Vaults are part of the mythology of the games that will be adapted for the series. In the world of Fallout, there are Vaults, built by Vault-Tec, all over the United States. Vault 33, where the series begins before heading to the post-apocalyptic world, is located in Los Angeles.

The trio of protagonists is closed by Aaron Moten, who plays Maximus, a member of the Brotherhood of Steel military organization. Also in the cast are Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Xelia Mendes-Jones. Production on the series began in 2022 with Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider, Captain Marvel) and Graham Wagner (Silicon Valley, Portlandia) as showrunners. The pilot of the project will be directed by Jonathan Nolan, creator of Westworld. Nolan and Westworld creator Lisa Joy produce through their production company, Kilter Films. The live-action Fallout series premiered on April 11 on Prime Video.

Source: THR