Though he’s done a few films like the remakes of “Friday the 13th,” “House of Wax” and “Flight of the Phoenix,” Jared Padalecki is primarily known for his work on The CW and its previous incarnation The WB.
He starred in multiple seasons of “Gilmore Girls” from 2000-2005 before co-leading “Supernatural” which began in 2005. His fifteen-year tenure on that show ends in May next year, with Padalecki having already set his next project – and it appears he isn’t moving away anytime soon.
Deadline reports that The CW has picked up the currently in-development reboot of the iconic Chuck Norris series “Walker, Texas Ranger” with Padalecki starring in the title role. Anna Fricke (“Wayward Pines,” “Being Human”) will write and executive produce the series which will be titled “Walker”.
The story follows a broken widower and father of two finding his way back to his family following being undercover for two years on a high profile case. Investigating crime in Texas’ most elite unit with a new partner, one of the only women in Texas Rangers’ history, these Rangers follow their own moral code to fight for what’s right.
“Walker will likely premiere in Fall 2020.