Walker first look: Jared Padalecki transforms into Texas Ranger
Sam Winchester may be gone, but Walker is just getting started – and we finally have the photographic evidence to prove it.
The first picture of supernatural veterinarian Jared Padalecki donning his Texas Ranger costume for the upcoming CW restart hit the interwebs late Friday, causing a stir on social media. The picture shows JPad, who alongside guest star Deke Anderson on the set in Austin, Texas, is also playing a shorter role for his new role. The photo appears to have been taken on Anderson’s IMDb page.
The reboot shows Padalecki as Cordell Walker, “a widower and father of two with his own moral code who returns to Austin after spending two years undercover only to find harder work to be done at home,” the official said Summary. “He will try to reconnect with his children, cope with clashes with his family, and find unexpected similarities with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers history) as he becomes increasingly suspicious of the circumstances, among which his wife died. “
The cast also includes Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars) as Walker’s younger brother Liam, a gay Conservative who has just been promoted to assistant district attorney. Lindsey Morgan (The 100) is Walker’s new partner Micki, and Coby Bell (The Gifted) is Captain Larry James, the only African American at the Texas Rangers’ headquarters in Austin. Mitch Pileggi, who appeared as Sam and Dean’s maternal grandfather on Supernatural, will take on the role of Walker’s conservative, badass dad Bonham. Additionally, Padalecki’s real wife Genevieve Padalecki (Supernatural, Wildfire) appears as Walker’s late spouse, who appears via flashbacks.
Walker premiered Thursday January 21 at 8 / 7c.