Supernatural fans wondering where they will get their weekly dose of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki once Supernatural ends now have some new information on that. Once things wrap on CW for Supernatural, Padalecki could be playing a character rooted in Texas. The actor has landed the lead role on a potential Walker: Texas Ranger reboot, which is simply titled Walker.
The reboot project does not have a home yet, but The CW has expressed interest. CBS is also interested. That was the network home for the original series, which stars Chuck Norris. The series is currently being shopped around by CBS Studios. Anna Fricke is taking on writing duties for the series, and Padalecki would both headline and executive produce on the reboot.
Yes, that means Padalecki is taking on the role of Cordell Walker. He won’t be working alone either. Walker will have a female partner on the series. No word on who will play that role in the series yet.
Deadline revealed the following about the series and Padalecki’s version of Walker:
“At the center of the series is Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state’s most elite unit. Our broken widower and father of two returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years for a high profile case – only to discover that there’s even more work to be done at home. In a nod to the original series, Walker and his new partner — one of the only women in Texas Rangers’ history — are the modern day heroes our world needs, following their own moral code to fight for what’s right, regardless of the rules.”
Are you excited to see Jared Padalecki’s next project after Supernatural? Would you watch Walker on whichever network it landed on? Tell us what you think.