Is Walker Season 4 canceled?

Walker Season 3 is not coming in December 2022

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Is Walker Season 4 canceled? Keep reading to find out! 

If you have been a grand witness to Cordell Walker’s adventures through the West as he continues to battle crime whilst handling his topsy-turvy personal life, you will know the spectacular fandom Walker has summoned throughout its three-season runs. Ever since its Byzantine inception in January 2021 on the CW network, the critical drama has garnered an unbridled fan base, which is progressively growing by the minute.

We were left in the depths of a mysterious cliffhanger in the finale episode of Season 3, which aired on the CW network on May 11th,2023, not knowing when Walker would be back to quench our thirst. Coupling this anticipation was an industry-wide strike that shook Hollywood to its core and sent most scripted shows into an indefinite hiatus. Amidst such bleak, unprecedented circumstances, fans are left with nothing more but wavering hope for even a single shred of update that comes their way following the embargo on their favorite series, Walker included.

If you are one of the viewers waiting for updates regarding Walker Season 4, you have come to the right place. We at Web News Observer have compiled all the necessary data and updates regarding the fate of Walker Season 4 right here. So continue reading.

Is Walker Season 4 Canceled?

Walker Season 3: When will the series return with new episodes?

Contrary to a buzzing rumor of cancelation for Walker Season 4 due to a lack of updates from the production side, it is not canceled.  

Our beloved adventures with Cordell Walker are far from over because after Walker’s Season 3 finale premiered on 11th May 2023, CW renewed the series for another Season in the same month. So, fan favorite Jared Padalecki will be joining us as Cordell Walker for a fourth round of unbridled adventures and crime-fighting.

“Over the past three seasons, Walker has become the top performing series on The CW with a passionate fanbase and a fantastic cast and creative team led by Jared Padalecki, who has now been a leading man on the network for over twenty years,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment, The CW Network. Further adding,

“As we build a great big new future for The CW, we are thrilled to be staying in business with our partners at CBS Studios and we cannot wait to have Walker back on the schedule.”

The star actor and executive producer of Walker, Jared Padalecki (or Dean, as we know from the cult classic series Gilmore Girls) expressed his gratitude for the series renewal in an ecstatic demeanor. Check it out!

So, what is causing a release date announcement delay?

Walker Season 4: Is It Affected By The Ongoing Strikes?

Walker Season 3: When will the series return with new episodes?
Credit: The CW Network

With its renewal announcement initiation in May 2023, fans were eagerly anticipating the arrival of Walker Season 4 by the end of 2023. However, seems like fate had other plans for the freshman hit series.

May 2023 witnessed the onslaught of the gravest writer’s protest in the form of the WGA union. Amidst the protest, several competing networks updated their fall broadcast schedules in anticipation of the dissipation of the strikes within the next month. However, in July, the actors union SAG-AFTRA also joined in the protest for their wage rights and better protection against the hindsight of Artificial Intelligence. The last time such a large-scale strike sent Hollywood productions into an indefinite hiatus was 63 whole years ago! We are currently in the third month of this double-strike situation, and there are no hopes for any reconciliation through negotiations.

In a recent meeting held for the first time in more than three months, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks.

“As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement recently.

This caused massive confusion and buzz amidst the fandom. We are currently nearing the end of three months of the strike, and no bouts of development or simmering down have been reported. However, we have come across a recent announcement sharing a possible retreat from the indefinite hiatus situation caused by the strike. Hollywood’s striking writers and major studios have agreed to hold talks on Friday for the first time since their strike began over higher pay demands in May 2023.

“We’ll be back in communication with you sometime after the meeting with further information,” the committee told its members in its note.

Though it seems like good news, that doesn’t mean that the chance of the series being delayed further is still on the table if the strikes gain more momentum and don’t reach a resolution within the next few weeks, especially after the meeting.

Given the current volatile situation, when will the new season get a possible release window?

Walker Season 4 Release Date: Any New Updates?

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Credits: THE CW

The current strikes and their widespread implications are no stranger to Hollywood as it has severely affected the fate of scripted shows. So, the fate of Walker Season 4 also rests upon the progress of the strikes. So far as 2023 is concerned, we can safely say that Walker Season 4 will not be joining us. Why?

Firstly, every competitor network, such as CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX, has altered their fall schedules for 2023 following the volatile situation of the strike, knowing that it is not going to end anytime soon. Most of their initially approved fall programs have been shifted to a mid-season 2024 release that features the months of January, February, March, and April of 2024. Secondly, the news was itself confirmed by the CW network when it released an announcement stating that Walker Season 4 will be picked up in the 2024 mid-season, albeit later than its other competitive networks.

Walker Season 3 is not coming in December 2022
Credit: The CW Network

The CW network did give us a heart-in-our-mouth situation when the network got taken over by its parent company, Nextar, liquifying our hopes for Walker’s new Season. Since acquiring a majority stake in The CW last year, parent company Nexstar has largely moved away from the network’s previous scripted series strategy and has instead focused on low-cost unscripted fare, foreign acquisitions, and live sports like LIV Golf. Most recently, The CW picked up the HBO Max reality series “FBoy Island” for a third season while also ordering a spinoff series “FGirl Island.”

On the scripted side, the network previously renewed the high school football drama “All American” for a sixth season. The remaining shows currently on The CW slate are the “Walker” prequel series “Walker: Independence,” “Superman & Lois,” “Gotham Knights,” “All American: Homecoming,” “Kung Fu,” and “The Winchesters.” So, we are thankfully in the clear!

Hence, we can assume that, like its competing networks, CW will be sticking to a mid-2024 release for Walker Season 4. Until further development on the strike situation, we cannot provide a finalized date for its release, only a predicted one. Stay tuned to this space and check out the social media handles of the series and network to get new updates on Season 4’s arrival.

Walker Season 4 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles?

Walker Season 4: Is it renewed or not?
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The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the fourth season are as follows:

  • Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker
  • Ashley Reyes as Cassie Perez
  • Molly Hagan as Abeline Walker
  • Keegan Allen as Liam Walker
  • Violet Brinson as Stella Walker
  • Kale Culley as August Walker
  • Coby Bell as Larry James
  • Jeff Pierre as Trey Barnett
  • Odette Annable as Geri Broussard
  • Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker.

There can be some new additions and removals in the cast, which will be disclosed later as the premiere date draws closer to the official release. Additionally, Walker is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke and executive produced by Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, Padalecki, Steve Robin, and Russel Friend. The series is from CBS Studios in association with Rideback.

Walker Season 4 Plot: What To Expect In The New Season?

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Snippets and possible plotlines are usually revealed close to the date of the premiere of a series, and it looks like Walker Season 4 has a long way to go before such expectations are revealed by the creators and cast members. With the writers and actors currently on strike, it is difficult to determine the exact plotlines that Season 4 of Walker will be picking up. Nevertheless, we can expect it to surround the core basis of the series, which circulates the adventures of Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his moral code, as he returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.

He must attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenage daughter and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother, and his traditional rancher father. Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. We are certain that the fourth season will undoubtedly pick up from the final episode of the third season, “It’s a Nice Day for a Ranger Wedding,” in which the viewers got to see that “It’s a big day for the Texas Rangers and the Walker clan as friends and family gather to celebrate a very special event.”

Well, it looks like there could be a connection between two Season 3 finale cliffhangers. As star/EP Jared Padalecki told TVLine before the writers’ strike,

“We started talking about what the relationship might be between Witt and the park ranger who we ran into during James’ bachelor party, and how they might know each other, whether or not they have some connections with the Jackal, the cold case that’s being reopened…. We played around with a bunch of ideas, and once the writers make the deal with the AMPTP and we get back into storytelling, that’s one of the fun parts of the season, trying to put that LEGO puzzle together.”

Walker Season 4 is not coming in June 2023
Credit: The CW

To understand and determine the grounding plotlines Walker Season 4 will likely plant, take a look at Walker Season 3’s episode-run through:

S3.E1 ∙ World on a String
October 6, 2022
The Walker family’s future looks hopeful – until Cordell vanishes. As mysterious captors try to physically and mentally break him, Captain James, Cassie, and other Rangers strive to rescue Cordell, but Stella has her ideas about helping.

S3.E2 ∙ Sittin’ on a Rainbow
October 13, 2022
Cassie and Captain James race to find Cordell, but the situation goes from bad to worse when Liam also disappears; Stella and August pursue a lead of their own.

S3.E3 ∙ Rubber Meets the Road
October 20, 2022
While time pushes forward, Cordell struggles to convince everyone (including himself) that he has moved on from the hell of captivity; Stella admits to Cordell how she’s been feeling; Bonham shares with Liam a way to work through trauma.

S3.E4 ∙ Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away
October 27, 2022
Walker, Cassie, and Captain James team up for Trey’s last steps toward joining the elite organization’s ranks, but he’s not alone in being tested. Walker and Cassie haven’t worked together in weeks and struggle to synchronize their partnership.

S3.E5 ∙ Mum’s the Word
November 3, 2022
Walker and Cassie examine where they are and what lies ahead due to a mix-up on a seemingly simple assignment; August disastrously tries to roll with the cool kids; Trey questions how being a Ranger will affect his bond with his mother.

S3.E6 ∙ Something There That Wasn’t There Before
November 10, 2022
Walker honors his promise to Liam to finally talk about captivity, and painful details from the past inform the present to aid the Rangers in eliminating a dangerous threat. Cassie must confront her aversion to dating during a new case.

S3.E7 ∙ Just Desserts
November 17, 2022
In a bid to lure Stella home, Cordell aims to make this the most memorable Thanksgiving ever, but tensions bubble over when the family’s annual “Circle of Thanks” becomes a circle of grievance – and one Walker is rushed to the hospital.

S3.E8 ∙ Cry Uncle
January 12, 2023
After the dramatic Thanksgiving, the Walkers ring in the new year and vow to make better choices. While Cordell focuses on family matters, Cassie and Trey track down an elusive tech mogul, but Cassie may be in hot water with Captain James.

S3.E9 ∙ Buffering
January 19, 2023
Cordell and Cassie intervene in a hostage situation, but Trey finds something more sinister; August attempts to reconcile; Liam steps up his responsibility within the family business; Cordell awkwardly reunites with someone from the past.

S3.E10 ∙ Blinded by the Light
January 26, 2023
Cordell learns that he may still be Grey Flag’s main target and Trey’s last case lands him in trouble. Meanwhile, Liam pursues a new business venture despite Bonham’s displeasure and Abeline and Bonham disagree over Cordell.

S3.E11 ∙ Past Is Prologue
February 16, 2023
Cordell and Cassie dig deeper into his military buddies’ deaths and uncover inconsistencies that he may not be ready to face; Trey is given a new opportunity; Captain James receives news from Kelly; Bonham remains at odds with his family.

S3.E12 ∙ Best Laid Plans
February 23, 2023
When Cordell and Cassie realize that they aren’t the only ones keeping secrets, Cassie is left questioning who she can trust. Meanwhile, the rest of the family focuses on the horse rescue, but they still find themselves facing challenges.

S3.E13 ∙ The Deserters
March 2, 2023
Cordell and Cassie aim to find out more about Grey Flag’s plans; Liam and Stella’s horse rescue is offered support from a philanthropist; Trey’s new assessment is in unfamiliar territory with a partner that could compromise his aim.

S3.E14 ∙ False Flag Part One
March 23, 2023
Stakes are high as Cordell, Cassie, Captain James, and Trey all realize Grey Flag’s plans and partnerships extend deeper than they once thought. While the Walkers plan for the Mayor’s Medal Ceremony, Cordell struggles with missing out on time with his kids as he focuses on trying to keep the whole city safe.

S3.E15 ∙ False Flag Part Two
March 30, 2023
The Texas Rangers and the Walker Family must contend with Grey Flag’s plans and one truth…that everything was a lie.

S3.E16 ∙ Daddy Was a Bank Robber
April 27, 2023
Cordell must face the decisions he’s made and accept how it’s affected his loved ones when an old friend returns. After Grey Flag’s devastation, Trey feels like an outsider, but a new case forces him and Cassie to overcome their issues.

S3.E17 ∙ It Writes Itself
May 4, 2023
Opening day at Liam and Stella’s Horse Rescue is finally here. Afterward, the boys are off for a camping trip while the ladies plan a relaxing day at the spa, but nothing ever goes as planned.

S3.E18 ∙ It’s a Nice Day for a Ranger Wedding
May 11, 2023
This is a big day for both the Texas Rangers and the Walker clan as friends and family gather to celebrate a very special event.

As the premiere date for Walker Season 4 inches closer, we will come across more revelations of plotlines and will update it to this space. So stay tuned to Web News Observer, and additionally follow the social media handles of the network and the series to get early insights on updates and news regarding Walker Season 4.

Walker 3x18 Promo "It’s A Nice Day for a Ranger Wedding!" (HD) Season Finale

Walker Season 4: Confirmed Episode Count And Where To Watch

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Credits: THE CW

While we were thrilled over the renewal of Walker for Season 4 and its supposed arrival in the 2024 mid-season window, the confirmation among bleak times came with consequences. Additionally, Nextar acquiring the majority share of the CW network has led to a variety of cost-cutting measures, one of them being cropped Seasons. Hence, while Season 3 of Walker had 18 episodes, Season 4 is reported to have only 13 episodes with a run-time of 40-42 minutes per episode, which will be released on a weekly basis like the prior seasons. When the fourth Season of the series arrives in 2024, it will air on the official CW network, preferably in its Thursday slot. In other news, you can also catch up on the earlier Seasons of Walker on the following platforms:

  • CW’s official website and app (after its broadcast on the channel)
  • Google Play
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Vudu
  • CTV Drama Channel(for Canada residents)

Walker Season 4 Official Trailer: Is It Out Yet?

Since there is no announcement of a release date for Walker Season 4 yet, we do not have a trailer for the same in possession. Usually, Season teasers and promotional content for an upcoming Season are uploaded 1-2 months prior to its premiere date. Hence, stay patient and keep a close eye on this space for more updates.

Meanwhile, take a look at the official trailer for Walker Season 3 instead:

WALKER SEASON 3 TRAILER - Jared Padalecki Series

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