ARTNEWSPRESS: After handing out more than a dozen series renewals earlier this month, The CW has now moved forward with a couple of new scripted shows. The network has given series orders to Superman & Lois, another Arrowverse series which will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch of Supergirl, as well as Walker, a reimagining of Walker, Texas Ranger which will star Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki. Anyone excited about either of these new shows?
With Supernatural soon coming to an end after fifteen seasons, this will keep Padalecki in the CW family a little while longer. Walker will follow Cordell Walker, a widower and father or two with his own moral code. After returning home to Austin after being undercover for two years, Walker discovers that there’s hard 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,” reads the official description. Padalecki, a native of Texas, had been looking for the chance to stick around his familiar stomping grounds for his next series (Supernatural shots in Vancouver) and reportedly jumped at the chance of giving Walker, Texas Ranger the reboot treatment. As for Superman & Lois, the new series will follow “the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.”
After a short winter hiatus, the fifteenth and final season of Supernatural will return to The CW on January 16th. The conclusion of the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event is set to air tonight.