“A reimagining of CBS’ long-running 1990s action/crime series ‘Walker, ‘Texas Ranger,” is in the works to star Jared Padalecki of ‘Supernatrural,’ reports Nellie Andreeva in a scoop for Deadline.
The reboot “is being shopped by CBS-TV Studios,” reports Andreeva, adding that “the CW, home of Padalecki’s long-running series ‘Supernatural,’ has emerged as a leading contender for the new show, with CBS, which aired the [original] Chuck Norris-starring ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ also considered a possibility.”
Andreeva adds, “Like the original series, created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif, the reboot, in which Walker is getting a female partner, will explore morality, family, and rediscovering our lost common ground. At the center of the series is Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a man finding his way back to his family while investigating crime in the state’s most elite unit. Our broken widower and father of two returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years for a high profile case – only to discover that there’s even more work to be done at home.”
Here’s the intro of Norris’ “Walker, Texas Ranger” that was used for seasons 2-9, that we found on YouTube: