The CW has revealed the first poster for its upcoming Walker Texas Ranger reboot, simply titled Walker. The poster also reveals that the show will be making its debut on the network in January 2021. While no specific date was revealed, that gives us a much better timetable in terms of when to expect Jared Padalecki's new take on the Chuck Norris classic.
As for the poster itself, it is rather simple. It features a Texas flag flying in the background, with Jared Padalecki's name right above the title. Unfortunately, it doesn't give us a new look at the man himself. The show was picked up to series by The CW in January 2021. This will help keep Padalecki at the network, which he has called home for the better part fo the last two decades. The actor previously starred on Gilmore Girls and has been on Supernatural for 15 seasons. The poster was shared with the following caption.
"#Walker is coming January 2021 to The CW!"
Walker, Texas Ranger originally ran on CBS from 1993 to 2001, airing 200 episodes. It featured action star Chuck Norris in the lead role. The new version won't be at all connected to the original. It will, instead, be a complete reboot, similar to recent takes on MacGyver and Magnum P.I. So this won't feature Jared Padalecki as Norris' son or anything like that. Taking to Twitter, Padalecki shared the poster and made a little joke about taking on his new role.
"Breaking in my ninja jeans"
Walker takes place in Austin, Texas and centers on Cordell Walker, a man finding his way back to his family after two years undercover. He is now picking up the mantle of Texas Ranger and will be getting a female partner, one of the first in the history of the organization. This broken widower and father of two soon discovers that there's even more work to be done at home. The cast also includes Lindsey Morgan (The 100), Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars), Molly Hagan (Sully) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files). Anna Fricke (Being Human) is set to serve as showrunner. She will executive produce alongside Padalecki, Dan Lin and Lindsey Libertore.
Originally, this was expected to be part of the network's fall lineup this year. However, all production was forced to shut down in March, which has left most networks scrambling for programming. As a result, many of The CW's new and returning shows have been pushed to 2021. To help fill the void, the network has picked up the rights to several shows from other networks, including Swamp Thing from DC Universe, which was canceled after just one season. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on the show are made available. Be sure to check out the poster from the official Walker Twitter account for yourself.