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It is time to head to Texas for Jared Padalecki‘s first post-Supernatural TV journey. The actor is starring in The CW’s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, Walker, and this new tackle an previous basic is premiering on the prime of 2021. Even when you’ve by no means seen an episode of the unique Chuck Norris sequence, you undoubtedly have heard the legendary jokes that stem from it. Now, Padalecki is actually going to offer the character his personal twist. To get you up to the mark on all of the information and spoilers we now have up to now, here is every thing we all know concerning the new sequence.
The sequence will arrive in 2021. The sequence will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c on The CW and lead into Season three of Legacies.
The primary pictures are angsty: The primary pictures from the pilot arrived in early January, and if photos are value a thousand phrases, then this set is one very angsty novel. The shot of Cordell Walker (Padalecki) and his spouse cuddling in happier occasions will completely break your coronary heart, however try the primary pictures by clicking on the picture beneath.
The primary footage: Padalecki tweeted out the primary footage from the sequence on Monday, Dec. 14, showcasing his tackle Cordell Walker, a person haunted by the demise of his spouse. The 30-second montage hammered dwelling that discovering out what occurred to his spouse goes to be Walker’s prime precedence within the freshman season.
It has been a protracted street to get right here, nevertheless it has my whole coronary heart. I hope you be part of us on January 21st for the premier of @thecwwalker. #SPNFamily meet the #WalkerFamily pic.twitter.com/1QbOYH5ikX
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) December 14, 2020
The primary teaser has arrived. The CW launched the primary teaser for the sequence, and whereas it would not comprise any footage from the present, Padalecki’s voiceover says ominously, “For a very long time, I selected responsibility over household till in the future that wasn’t an choice.” Walker’s badge flips by the air, reworking into a marriage band, a poker chip, and again into his badge earlier than lodging right into a wood wall like a ninja star.
The sequence will merely be referred to as Walker. Slightly than simply ripping off the unique title, this reboot has opted a shortened model of the identify. Walker is being billed as “a reimagining of the long-running motion/crime sequence Walker, Texas Ranger.”
Jared Padalecki will star and executive-produce. Padalecki will play Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two. After being undercover for 2 years, Cordell returns dwelling to Austin in an try to reconnect along with his youngsters whereas dodging dust-ups along with his conservative household. Padalecki additionally will executive-produce alongside Anna Fricke, Dan Lin, and Lindsey Liberatore.
Padalecki’s real-life spouse will play his on-screen spouse. Deadline experiences that Genevieve Padalecki will play Emily Walker, Cordell’s dearly departed spouse in a recurring function in Season 1. Her story will probably be instructed in flashbacks, and he or she will probably be “succesful, beneficiant, and targeted on serving to the disenfranchised.”
Extra supporting characters have been forged. One of many hurdles Walker will face after shifting again to Austin is having to cope with a brand new associate, Micki, who simply so occurs to be one of many first ladies in Texas Rangers’ historical past. The 100‘s Lindsey Morgan has been cast as Micki, whose character description reveals she was raised in San Antonio, and her household has been in Texas since earlier than it was Texas. She’s described as “targeted and perceptive,” and her background within the Military and on the police power has given her first-hand data about what it is prefer to be singled out and discriminated in opposition to due to her gender.
Variety experiences that Once Upon a Time‘s Jeff Pierre has additionally joined the forged as Trey Barnett, Micki’s boyfriend, who’s described as heat and loving, but haunted. He is an Military medic lately again from deployment and struggling to regulate to life again dwelling.
In the meantime, Pretty Little Liars alum Keegan Allen has been cast as Liam, Cordell Walker’s homosexual, conservative youthful brother, who can also be an assistant district legal professional. He’s described as “sensible, barely smug, however with a powerful ethical compass,” and he is liable to sacrificing his private life in favor of household obligations. A type of obligations was taking good care of Cordell’s children throughout their father’s absence.
Deadline experiences different additions to the forged embody Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker, Cordell’s sturdy, conservative and difficult as nails father; and Molly Hagan as Cordell’s mom, Abeline Walker, who’s described as “an unstoppable power of nature.”
There is a thriller on the middle of the present. You might need observed that “widower” bit in Padalecki’s character description, and there is undoubtedly extra to that story. Along with household and office drama, Cordell Walker will even be digging into the suspicious circumstances surrounding his spouse’s demise.
Jensen Ackles is completely prepared to direct. Padalecki’s longtime co-star has stepped behind the digicam on Supernatural a number of occasions, and when TV Information requested whether or not he’d be occupied with directing his BFF’s new sequence, he stated he’d completely “come over and boss him round somewhat,” if Padalecki requested.
Further reporting by Keisha Hatchett.