Jared Padalecki to roundhouse kick crime in Walker, Texas Ranger reboot
Anna Fricke (Wayward Pines, Minority Report, Being Human) will write and executive produce the series which is currently without a network or cable home. The reboot of the 90s series will be titled simply “Walker.”
Created by Albert S. Ruddy, Leslie Greif, Paul Haggis, and Christopher Canaan, Walker, Texas Ranger premiered in 1991 and ran for eight seasons and over 200 episodes. A made-for-TV follow-up, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, premiered in 2005. The police procedural series was most notable for its excessive use of martial arts as a tool for police work, itself born from Norris’ own background in martial arts. Norris led the cast which also included Clarence Gilyard, Sheree J. Wilson, Gailard Sartain, and Noble Willingham.
Padalecki is in the midst of filming the fifteenth and final season of Supernatural for The CW, meaning the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot would likely have to wait some months before the actor even became available.