There is no premiere date yet. The CW doesn’t usually announce its schedule for the upcoming season until Upfronts in May, but with coronavirus concerns shutting down productions across the globe, it’s unclear when this new series might get to start filming, let alone premiere. Padalecki also has to finish filming the final season of Supernatural before he can start on this reboot, so we could be waiting until midseason to watch this series.
The series will simply be called Walker. Rather than just ripping off the original title, this reboot has opted to go just by Walker, and it is being billed as “a reimagining of the long-running action/crime series Walker, Texas Ranger.”
A few supporting characters have already been cast. One of the hurdles Walker will face after moving back to Austin is having to contend with a new partner, Micki, who just so happens to be one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history. The 100’s Lindsey Morgan has been cast as Micki, whose character description reveals she was raised in San Antonio, and her family has been in Texas since before it was Texas. She’s described as “focused and perceptive,” and her background in the Army and on the police force has given her first-hand knowledge about what it’s like to be singled out and discriminated against because of her gender.
There’s a mystery at the center of the show. You might have noticed that “widower” bit in Padalecki’s character description, and there’s definitely more to that story. In addition to family and workplace drama, Cordell Walker will also be digging into the suspiciously murky circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.