A new reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger by CBS TV Studios is set to star Jared Padalecki (Supernatural).
The original series, created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif, and starring Chuck Norris, will be re-created through Walker, in the vein of CBS’ Magnum PI and MacGyver, with a new incarnation of the beloved title character, as opposed to a sequel where the new lead is a descendant of the protagonist in the original series, per Deadline.
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, Cordell 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.
The update is written by Anna Fricke, and produced by Padalecki, Dan Lin and his Lin Pictures partner Lindsey Libertore, and Dan Spilo. CBS TV Studios is currently shopping the project to potential buyers.