Our first look at The CW’s upcoming reboot of Chuck Norris-starring 90’s series Walker, Texas Ranger has arrived.
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki dons the badge this time around, and he’s… lost his wife. And as per that promo below, that’s about it. While the Norris series followed a badass ranger that was only too happy to talk with swinging kicks, this promo prefers to pass on the action in favour of Cordell Walker’s sadness and suspicion about his wife’s passing. Hopefully the next trailer released makes it look a little more exciting.
The new Walker was created by Anna Fricke, who exec produced Wayward Pines and co-created Syfy series Being Human. The cast includes Lindsey Morgan, Keegan Allen, Mitch Pileggi, Molly Hagan and Coby Bell, among others.
Walker will premiere on The CW on January 21st.
Official synopsis for Walker:
“WALKER, a reimagining of the long-running series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” stars Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural”) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.
He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley, “Me, Myself and I”) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter (Violet Brinson, “Sharp Objects”) and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother (Keegan Allen, “Pretty Little Liars”) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen, “Herman’s Head”) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi, “The X-Files”). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, “The Game”). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan (“The 100”), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. The show also stars Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett.
WALKER is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (“Being Human,” “Valor”), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore and Jared Padalecki. WALKER is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.”