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Old 09-23-19, 01:07 PM
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Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21






https://deadline.com/2019/09/walker-...vAmhHDTe5KscK0

EXCLUSIVE: There is a new Walker, Texas Ranger in town. Supernatiral star Jared Padalecki is set to headline and executive produce Walker, a reimagining of CBS’ long-running 1990s action/crime series Walker, Texas Ranger, I have learned.

The project, written/executive produced by Anna Fricke (Valor) and executive produced by Dan Lin (Lethal Weapon), is being shopped by CBS TV Studios. I hear the CW, home of Padalecki’s long-running series Supernatural, has emerged as a leading contender for the new show, with CBS, which aired the Chuck Norris-starring Walker, Texas Ranger, also considered a possibility.

Like the original series, created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif, the reboot, in which Walker is getting a female partner, will explore morality, family, and rediscovering our lost common ground. 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.

Texas native Padalecki and Fricke executive produce with Lin Pictures’ Lin and Lindsey Libertore and Sunnyside and The Upshaws exec producer Dan Spilo.

I hear Walker is a straight reboot, in the vein of CBS’ Magnum PI and MacGyver, with a new incarnation of the beloved title character, vs. a sequel where the new lead is a descendant of the protagonist in the original series.

I hear there is a great enthusiasm for Walker at the CW where Supernatural has been an institution, with its stars, Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, revered by CW fans and enjoying a very close relationship with the network’s president and big Supernatural fan Mark Pedowitz.


As Supernatural is heading into its 15th and final season, Pedowitz has made it clear that the door at the network is wide open for the creative team and talent of the show to return anytime. “You will always have a home here, and you will always have a personal fan in me,” he said at TCA last month.

Meanwhile, CBS has had success with reboots of classic procedurals like Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver and Magnum P.I., and the original Walker, Texas Ranger has a legacy on the network. It aired for eight seasons and spawned a followup TV movie, the 2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire.

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Would prefer a sequel though.
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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

I never watched so Iím not sure how similar they were or werenít, but wasnít Justified somewhat similar? Probably not as hokey but a similar idea at least? I only watched a bit of Walker, Texas Ranger and donít have a lot of attachment to it, but it seems like something thatís pretty synonymous with Chuck Norris.
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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

I really hope Walker doesn't end up on the CW - that network will turn it to something almost unrecognizable from the original. I like Jared and think he's not a bad choice for the role. CBS would probably be the best place for a reboot.
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Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I never watched so I’m not sure how similar they were or weren’t, but wasn’t Justified somewhat similar? Probably not as hokey but a similar idea at least? I only watched a bit of Walker, Texas Ranger and don’t have a lot of attachment to it, but it seems like something that’s pretty synonymous with Chuck Norris.
I watched the entire run of Walker. Yes I am a fan of Norris and liked the show.

Justified had no similarity to Walker. Walker was a CBS cop procedural set in Dallas with the Texas Rangers. Yeah it corny moments and a lot of people gave it shit because Chuck Norris isn't some thespian actor.

Only thing is that the original Walker allowed Norris to showcase his martial arts skills. But as he grew older and towards the end of the series, they started using stunt doubles more. I don't think Padalecki has one ounce of martial arts training.
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Would prefer a sequel though.
With an 80 year old Chuck Norris?

They never resolved the cliffhanger to the 2005 TV movie when his wife was shot.
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With an 80 year old Chuck Norris?

They never resolved the cliffhanger to the 2005 TV movie when his wife was shot.
Na, like daughter or grandson of Walker. With Chuck appearing, of course.

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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

I think Padelecki would be a good choice as he's always been good on Supernatural and he's a Texan himself so that would be a good thing. If it does become a series I hope its on CBS over the CW.
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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

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That is literally the only good thing to ever come out of that show.
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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

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Na, like daughter or grandson of Walker. With Chuck appearing, of course.

Walker did have a daughter. Her name is Angela. She was born in the series finale back in 2001. And she was 4 or 5 in the reunion TV movie.


According to THR, this reboot will simply be called "Walker"

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...reboot-1242551

Supernatural actually called it in an episode years ago. Forward to 1:53-ish

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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

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With an 80 year old Chuck Norris?

They never resolved the cliffhanger to the 2005 TV movie when his wife was shot.
Kicking geriatric ass all over Texas.
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This could work.... I'm game.
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That's nuts.
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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

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That's nuts.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chuck...nse_type=embed

If Walker didn't tell him, who would?

Of course what they didn't tell you was that he shamed the kid for the rest of his life for having it, just because that's just the kind of guy Chuck Norris is, even though he probably got it from a blood transfusion and had nothing to do with him being gay.
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I think this is a bad idea.
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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chuck...nse_type=embed

If Walker didn't tell him, who would?
Well, OK...

Of course what they didn't tell you was that he shamed the kid for the rest of his life for having it, just because that's just the kind of guy Chuck Norris is, even though he probably got it from a blood transfusion and had nothing to do with him being gay.
I like your sense of humor.
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https://deadline.com/2019/10/walker-...is-1202758080/

The CW will be it’s home should it get ordered to series.

kind of a no brainer. They are probably hoping Padalecki and Supernatural’s fans will carry over to it.
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Jared Padalecki's Walker, Texas Ranger Reboot Ordered to Series at The CW
https://tvline.com/2020/01/14/walker...rdered-the-cw/
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Jared Padalecki's Walker, Texas Ranger Reboot Ordered to Series at The CW
https://tvline.com/2020/01/14/walker...rdered-the-cw/
Yuck. I assume Chuck Norris is making money off this?
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Yuck. I assume Chuck Norris is making money off this?
No he doesnít own the show. CBS does.
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No he doesnít own the show. CBS does.
Well, that's something anyways.

CBS still wants to be the geriatric network don't they?
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Well, that's something anyways.

CBS still wants to be the geriatric network don't they?
This is airing on The CW. The girls and Supernatural fans will be all over this. CBS studios is producing it and they own the rights to the show.

It's going to be written and designed for the CW audience. The 50 and 60 year olds who are fans of Norris probably aren't the target audience.

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re: Walker (CW) - S: Jared Padalecki - Based on Walker, Texas Ranger -- Premieres 1/21/21

Anything ever happen with the whole Jared getting arrested thing? Figured it might've impacted something but seems it was just quickly forgotten about luckily.

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