When Supernatural ends, Jared Padalecki will still hopefully be somewhere on our screens. He’s tipped as the lead for the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot.
Worried about not finding your favorite Supernatural actors on TV screens next year? It sound slike Jared Padalecki isn’t one to worry about. He’s tipped as the lead in the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Wasn’t Supernatural coming to an end for all the actors to spend more time with family? Why is Padalecki already looking at another TV show? Well, it’s possible that he’ll be able to negotiate filming to take place in his homeplace Texas to make the setting for the show more authentic. If filming is in Texas, he’ll be able to spend time with his family.
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Before that can even happen, the reboot of the CBS series has to happen. It sounds like The CW is interested, which makes sense. This is where Padalecki’s audience already is and Mark Pedowitz will want to capitalize on that.
What is the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot about?
The reboot is going to be in the same vein as the Magnum P.I. reboot from last year, according to Deadline. The idea is to reboot the character originally played by Chuck Norris. This isn’t going to be a sort of revival. That’s certainly going to lead to mixed opinions. After all, is another reboot of another 90s show really necessary?
Regardless, Walker, Texas Ranger is a great role for Padalecki. After all, he’s already done the Wild West setting in Supernatural Season 6, where Jensen Ackles’ Dean called him a Texas Ranger.
There is going to be a slight difference to the reboot. Walker’s partner will be female, offering a new dynamic for Padalecki on the screen. We’re used to seeing him partnering up with Dean Winchester.
Who’s behind the scenes?
Valor‘s Anna Fricke is writing and executive producing the pilot episode. Lethal Weapon‘s Dan Lin will also executive produce the series. It’s going to be filmed by CBS Studios and will likely air on The CW.
CBS is looking to keep more of its shows on its own networks. Many of The CW’s shows are Warner Bros. productions, but this is going to start causing problems with the upcoming WarnerMedia platform, HBO Max. It wouldn’t be surprising if CBS wants to do more and put on its own child network so that the show can stream easily on CBS All Access afterward.
The series hasn’t been fully confirmed yet. We’ll find out by May next year if it’s going to be picked up by The CW or another network.
What do you think about Jared Padalecki in the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot? Will you check it out? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Walker, Texas Ranger is still in the planning stages.