Supergirl’s Odette Annable Joins Jared Padalecki’s Walker for The CW
Odette Annable (Supergirl, Tell Me a Story, Cloverfield) has joined Jared Padalecki in The CW’s new series Walker, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Annable will recur as Geri, a bartender at the local bar called the Side Step. Geri is described as “an ol friend of Walker and his late wife Emily (Genevieve Padalecki), who hasn’t seen Walker since Emily’s funeral. It’s clear that she and Walker have a history — a friendship and a shared tragedy.”
Walker, a reimagining of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, stars Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.
He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son (Kale Culley, Me, Myself and I) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter (Violet Brinson, Sharp Objects) and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother (Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother (Molly Hagen, Herman’s Head) and his traditional rancher father (Mitch Pileggi, The X-Files). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain, (Coby Bell, The Game). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan, The 100), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
The show also stars Jeff Pierre (War Dogs) as Trey Barnett. Walker is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (Being Human, Valor), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore, and Jared Padalecki. Walker is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.
Walker will premiere on Thursday, January 21, 2021, on The CW.