Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki, who finishes up on air in the show’s final season soon, will next star in a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger.
The new project, called Walker, is in the works at CBS Television Studios according to the Hollywood Reporter with Anna Fricke (Valor, Being Human) as writer.
Padalecki will play Cordell Walker, a man finding his way back to his family while serving in Texas’ most elite law enforcement unit. A widowed father of two, Walker returns to his home in Austin after two years of undercover work on a high-profile case, only to discover there’s more work to be done at home. He will also have a female partner, who is one of the few women to serve in the Texas Rangers.
Chuck Norris starred in the original series from 1993-2001, which also had a 2005 telemovie.
A network is yet to be attached.