In many ways, the role of Walker is the perfect next step with Padalecki. The actor has had plenty of television experience with Supernatural, and the roles of demon-hunter and Texas Ranger will require a lot of the same acting skills. Fans of Norris’ old role will hopefully be satisfied with Padalecki’s performance when Walker premieres on the CW next year.
A tweet posted to Walker’s Twitter account yesterday included a short video teasing Padalecki as the main character of the show. While Padalecki himself is not featured, the video includes the spinning image of a coin, a ring, a poker chip, and a Sheriff’s badge that reads “Texas Rangers.” The teaser video states that the show will be coming sometime in early 2021. While the tweet itself promises a January 21st release date for the series, that date may be a bit more uncertain due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic that has affected the production schedules of many different television shows.
— Walker (@thecwwalker) November 5, 2020