We’re Getting the Walker Prequel We Didn’t Know We Needed


Jared Padalecki is simply timeless.

The CW is developing a prequel series with the Walker actor that’s set to take him all the way back to 1880s. Series creator Anna Fricke will write the new spin-off, called Walker: Independence, along with Seamus Fahey.

Independence centers on Abby Walker, “an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West. On her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, where they encounter diverse, eclectic residents running from their own troubled pasts and chasing their dreams,” according to the network.

For those who need a refresher, the hit series Walker is about a widowed father who attempts to reconnect with his children and deals with family clashes and suspicions over his wife’s death when he returns to Austin Texas and is a reboot of the popular Chuck Norris drama Walker, Texas Ranger, which aired for eight seasons in the 1990s.