‘Walker’ Prequel ‘Independence’ Exec Produced By Jared Padalecki At CW – Deadline

the Walker universe on the CW seeks to expand with Walker: Independente, an origin story that comes from mothership series star / executive producer Jared Padalecki, creator / executive producer / showrunner Anna Fricke, and executive producers Seamus Fahey, Dan Lin, and Lindsey Liberatore.

Written by Fahey from a story by him and Fricke., Walker: Independence, currently under development, is established at the end of the 19th century. Follow Abby Walker, a wealthy Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while traveling west. In her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue looking for purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, where they meet diverse and eclectic residents fleeing their own troubled pasts and pursuing their dreams. Our newfound family will struggle with the changing world around them, while becoming agents of change in a city where nothing is what it seems.


It is unclear if / how Abby Walker and Hoyt Rawlins from the 1800s are related to Abeline Walker (Molly Hagan) and their children, Cordell Walker (Padalecki) and Liam Walker (Keegan Allen), as well as Cordell’s best friend. , Hoyt Rawlins. (Matt Barr).

Padalecki and Fahey are executive producers alongside Fricke and Laura Terry through Pursued By a Bear, as well as Lin and Liberatore from Rideback. CBS Studios, which is behind Walker, is the study.

The reinvention of the popular CBS drama Walker, Texas Ranger centers on Cordell de Padalecki, a widower and father of two with his own moral code who returns home to Austin after going undercover for two years.

Walker It was an instant break when it debuted in early 2021, quickly establishing itself as the CW’s most-watched series and paving the way for the network to explore franchise expansion.

This is the second high-profile prequel to a successful CW series produced by a former Supernatural star in the works of the chain for the next season. Joins the Supernatural origin story The Winchesters, centered on the parents of Dean and Sam Winchester. He is an executive producer of Padalecki’s former on-screen partner Jensen Ackles, who will also reprise his Dean Winchester character as the new show’s narrator.

Fahey has been to Walker early on, he joined as co-executive producer on season 1 and was promoted to executive producer on season 2. His previous series credits include Lethal weapon and American gods.

Fricke and Terry from Haunted by a Bear this year got a direct order from the CW series for another reboot, 4400, who recently joined Walker in the air.

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