Jared Padalecki, Walker | Photo Credits: Rebecca Brenneman/The CW

It’s time to head to Texas for Jared Padalecki‘s first post-Supernatural TV adventure. The actor is starring in The CW’s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, Walker, and this new take on an old classic is premiering at the top of 2021. Even if you’ve never seen an episode of the original Chuck Norris series, you definitely have heard the legendary jokes that stem from it. Now, Padalecki is certainly going to give the character his own twist. To get you up to speed on all the news and spoilers we have so far, here’s everything we know about the new series.

The series will arrive in 2021. The series will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c on The CW and lead into Season 3 of Legacies.

The first photos are angsty: The first photos from the pilot arrived in early January, and if pictures are worth a thousand words, then this set is one very angsty novel. The shot of Cordell Walker (Padalecki) and his wife cuddling in happier times will absolutely break your heart, but check out the first photos by clicking on the photo below. 

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Jared Padalecki and Genevieve Padalecki, Walker

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The first footage: Padalecki tweeted out the first footage from the series on Monday, Dec. 14, showcasing his take on Cordell Walker, a man haunted by the death of his wife. The 30-second montage hammered home that finding out what happened to his wife is going to be Walker’s top priority in the freshman season. 

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The first teaser has arrived. The CW released the first teaser for the series, and while it doesn’t contain any footage from the show, Padalecki’s voiceover says ominously, “For a long time, I chose duty over family until one day that wasn’t an option.” Walker’s badge flips through the air, transforming into a wedding band, a poker chip, and back into his badge before lodging into a wooden wall like a ninja star. 

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