In the Eyes of a Ranger, the unsuspecting stranger Had better know the truth of wrong from right. Wait a minute why am I singing the Walker Texas Ranger theme song and why am I having flashbacks to when Chuck Norris would round house the bad guys?
Well that’s because Variety is reporting that CW is rebooting the late 90s TV series and will star “Pretty Little Liars” alum Keegan Allen has joined the cast of Walker.
He joins previously announced stars Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan. Padalecki stars 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 children, navigate clashes with his family, and find unexpected common ground with his new partner (Morgan) — one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history — while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.
Allen will play Liam Walker. Described as smart, slightly smug, but with a strong moral compass, Liam is Walker’s younger gay and conservative brother who has been recently promoted to assistant DA. Liam and Walker are close, but Liam gives his brother no shortage of tough love. Liam has always stayed close to home, often sacrificing his personal life in favor of his family duties. In Walker’s absence, he stepped up to take Walker’s kids under his wing. Liam’s close relationship with Walker’s son and daughter makes Walker slightly jealous.
Allen portrayed Toby Cavanaugh on “Pretty Little Liars” at Freeform throughout the show’s run. His film credits include “Palo Alto,” “Bukowski,” “The Sound and the Fury,” “Killing Animals,” “Actors Anonymous,” “In Dubious Battle,” and “King Cobra.”
Anna Fricke is attached to write and executive produce “Walker.” Padalecki will also executive produce along with Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore of Rideback. CBS Television Studios will produce.