Amazon has added a trio of new names to the cast of its upcoming Fallout TV series (opens in a new tab)according to a new variety (opens in a new tab) report, which says Xelia Mendes-Jones, Aaron Moten, and Kyle MacLachlan — yes, that Kyle MacLachlan — have all signed on to play regular roles.
Mendes-Jones and Moten are relative unknowns. The report says Mendes-Jones (opens in a new tab) just completed a stint at Identity School of Acting in 2021, and she only has two credits to her name on IMDB: an appearance on the online comedy sketch show Sans Comic and a small role in the 2022 movie havoc.
motem’s (opens in a new tab) CV is beefier, with short film and television appearances dating back to 2006. In fact, he had his shot at becoming a serial television star in the United States in 2014 when he appeared as as medical examiner in backdoor pilot for NCIS New Orleans (opens in a new tab)but he was replaced in the actual show by Sebastian Lund.
MacLachlan, on the other hand, is very well known. He starred as Paul Atreides in David Lynch’s infamous 1984 bombshell Dune, but found success with Lynch several years later on the acclaimed TV series Twin Peaks. He’s appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the years since, and he also has one notable merit in the video game realm: he’s voiced multi-billionaire owner of Love Media, Donald Love. (opens in a new tab) in Grand Theft Auto 3.
MacLachlan, Mendes-Jones and Moten Join Previously Announced Cast Members Walton Goggins (opens in a new tab) and Ella Pure (opens in a new tab)nell. Actor roles have not been announced, but Goggins would play a ghoul (or, possibly, someone named Ghoul). Last we heard, the show was in pre-production, and while a start date hasn’t been announced, we don’t expect it to arrive until mid-2023.