Media outlets are reporting that drama series Walker has been renewed for a second season at the CW network.
The series focuses on 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 children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner – one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history – while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
Walker premiered on the 21st January on the CW, where it was a big ratings hit for the network that it was the highest rated Thursday viewership since 2018. It’s also been reported that the series will also get and additional five episodes, taking the total amount episodes of season 1 to eighteen. Walker is one of twelve scripted dramas renewed at the CW (others include: All American, Batwoman, Charms, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, In The Dark, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale and Roswell, New Mexico).
Chairman and CEO of CW, Mark Pedowitz, released a statement saying:
Though we’re just a few weeks into the new season, we wanted to get a strategic head start on next season with these early renewals, which allows our production teams to start laying out story arcs and hiring staff, and at the same time, continues to provide us with a strong, stable schedule to build on for next season. As The CW’s 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, ‘Walker’ and ‘Superman & Lois,’ that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of ‘Walker,’ which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years..
Walker stars Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Keegan Allen, Mitch Pileggi, Coby Bell, Jeff Pierre, Violet Brinson, Kale Culley, Molly Hagan, Genevieve Padalecki, Odette Annable, Chris Labadie, Alex Landi, Gabriela Flores and Rebekah Graf.