When is the new series set to premiere on The CW? Here is everything we know so far.
Walker Independence is an upcoming American television series developed by Anna Fricke for The CW. It is a prequel to the television series Walker, which also airs on The CW. Since the announcement of the show, the fans of the Walker franchise have had one question prompted in their minds all the time: “When is the new series going to premiere?” or “What should I expect from the new series?”
We can agree with the fans that the anticipation for the show is high and has increased their interest of fans! If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Walker Independence and other crucial details. Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
Walker Independence Release Date and Time Slot
The series was ordered in May 2022 for a fall premiere, paired with its parent series on a Thursday at 9/8c on October 6, 2022. Moreover, the pilot for the series was filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in early 2022. Filming for the remainder of the season began on July 18 in and around Santa Fe.
The official Twitter handle of the show also shared the news among the fans with a new clip, quoting, “What other secrets does Independence hold? #WalkerIndependence premieres Thursday at 9/8c! Stream free the next day only on The CW.” Take a look at the post below:
— Walker Independence (@CWWalkerIND) October 2, 2022
Walker Independence Plot
The show is set in the late 1800s, and it follows an affluent Bostonian named Abby Walker (McNamara), whose husband is murdered in front of her while on their trek out West. Consumed by a need for vengeance, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr). The pair soon find themselves in Independence, Texas, where they encounter a diverse and eclectic cohort of citizens hiding from their demons and chasing their dreams, all while becoming agents of changing themselves.
“Seamus wanted y’all to know what inspired an original story for Walker and the answer is that he always wanted to do a western,” Padalecki said. “The first TV spec script he ever wrote was a western and when he wrote for Walker, he created then subsequently killed a character named Hoyt Rawlings and everyone was mad at him, me included. He talked to Anna Fricke who runs Walker about doing a spinoff prequel, and this was in January of 2021 when they were having these discussions. We were watching a rough cut of the Walker episode where Hoyt dies and that’s when [Seamus] realized that was part of the way in to see the first generation of not just Walkers, but other characters that are part of the series.”
Walker Independence Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series are as follows: Katherine McNamara as Abby Walker, Matt Barr as Hoyt Rawlins, Greg Hovanessian as Sheriff Tom Davidson, Lawrence Kao as Kai, Justin Johnson Cortez as Calian, Philemon Chambers as Deputy Sheriff Augustus, Katie Findlay as Kate, and Gabriela Quezada as Lucia Reyes. The series is produced by CBS Studios. From writers-executive producers Seamus Fahey and Anna Fricke, executive producers Jared Padalecki, Dan Lin, Lindsey Liberatore, Laura Terry, and director-executive producer Larry Teng.
Walker Independence Episodes
This series is expected to include at least 13 episodes, which are expected to premiere on a weekly basis. We’d also like to point out that, as of October 3, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the majority of the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed. It will be disclosed once the episodes start to premiere on a weekly basis. In the meantime, check out the synopsis of the first three episodes released by the network recently, which highlights and gives insight into the story of the season.
S1E1: Pilot – October 6, 2022: The official synopsis states, “In the late 1800s, Abby Walker, an affluent and tough-minded Bostonian, embarks on a journey out west with her husband Liam.”
S1E2: Home to a Stranger – October 13, 2022: The official synopsis states, “Abby revisits the tragic site of her life’s demise in search of clues to help uncover the cold-blooded killer hiding in town; Sheriff Tom Davidson is determined to track down the mysterious man responsible for the recent bank robbery.”
S1E3: Blood & Whiskey – October 20, 2022: The official synopsis states, “Presented with a challenge, Abby cleverly uncovers an opportunity to undermine the sheriff; Hoyt and Calian must work together to fend off a team of bandits; Kate is relentless in her pursuit of information on Abby.”
Walker Independence Official Trailer
The official season trailer of 3:53 minutes was released on July 30, 2022, with a tagline stating, “Set in the late 1800s, this origin story follows Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West, as she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, a small town with a big future.” Take a look at the trailer below:
Walker Independence: Where to stream?
Walker Independence will be available to stream on the CW network and will also be available to stream on the CW app or website sometime later when the episode is on-air broadcast on the channel. So, we recommend that you renew your membership plans and begin streaming the episodes when they’re released on a weekly basis.
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