To virtually no one’s surprise, Jared Padalecki’s reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger has landed at The CW.
After a bidding war involving multiple networks, The CW has landed Padalecki’s upcoming Walker, a reboot of the 1990s Walker, Texas Ranger series. CW president Mark Pedowitz, a self-confessed Supernatural super fan, reportedly led the bid personally.
Reportedly the new series will follow Walker as a widower and father of two returning to Austin after two years undercover on a high profile case. The series will see him also partner up with one of the only female rangers in the history of the elite Texas police force.
CBS has been on a tear for several years now rebooting its old properties such as Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, and Magnum P.I. It was really only a matter of time before someone had a go at Walker.
Padalecki, a Texas native, had been looking for a project that would keep him closer to home for his next project. All 15 seasons of Supernatural have been filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, necessitating him to be away from home for the majority of the year.
No word as of yet if this is being aimed for the 2020 fall season or later.
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