What is Walker Independence about on The CW?

Walker Independence is set to make its debut on Thursday. Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET slotting into CW’s fall line-up after its parent show, Walker. Like its predecessor, this series is an action packed western, however, it’s a prequel not a sequel.

Walker Thursdays on the network will get its needed dose of Cordell Walker at 8 p.m. before viewers are cast back into the Walker family’s past in the 1800s. The lead in this series is Abby Walker, Cordell’s ancestor who arrives in Independence, TX after a harrowing experience.

Like Cordell, Abby lost her spouse. She witnessed his murder and now is on the trail of his killer. Abby wants justice but considering who her prime suspect is, bringing the man down is going to be difficult. Thankfully, she won’t have to do it alone as she begins to make a community for herself in the town where her husband would have been sheriff.

Here’s more on the show including its official synopsis.

Walker Independence synopsis

The official synopsis The Futon Critic (via a CW press release):

Set in the late 1800s, an origin story of The CW’s current hit series “Walker,” Walker Independence follows Abby Walker, an affluent and tough-minded Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West.

After crossing paths with Calian, a curious Apache tracker, Abby arrives in the town of Independence, Texas, where she encounters diverse and eclectic residents running from their pasts, chasing their dreams, and keeping their own secrets, including Kate Carver, an idiosyncratic burlesque dancer with perhaps too keen an interest in Abby’s origins, and Kai, a soulful Chinese immigrant who runs a local restaurant/laundry and offers Abby friendship without agenda.

Abby also literally runs into Hoyt Rawlins, a slippery rogue, thief, and con artist with a dented heart of gold who quickly eyes Abby as a mark, until she turns the tables on him. In seeking justice for her husband, Abby encounters Independence’s noble deputy sheriff, Augustus and his new boss, Sheriff Tom Davidson, who she has reason to believe is a very bad man indeed.

Abby and Hoyt soon find themselves precariously aligned, both seeking to uncover the truth about the identity of Abby’s husband’s killer, and vow to save Independence – a frontier boomtown where nothing is what it seems.

Walker Independence cast

  • Kat McNamara as Abby Walker
  • Matt Barr as Hoyt Rawlins
  • Greg Hovanessian as Sheriff Tom Davidson
  • Lawrence Kao as Kai
  • Justin Johnson Cortez as Calian
  • Philemon Chambers as Deputy Sheriff Augustus
  • Katie Findlay as Kate
  • Gabriela Quezada as Lucia

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Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more Walker Independence news and coverage. The show premieres Thursday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW after the Walker season 3 premiere. New episodes will be available to stream next day on and the CW App.