Walker Independence, The CW’s Walker spin-off, is wrapping up its first season, main followers to query whether or not the present will return for a second installment.
The thirteenth and remaining episode of Walker Independence Season 1, titled “Let Him Hang”, aired on Thursday, March 2.
The collection is a prequel to the Jared Padalecki-starring Walker, led by Katherine McNamara as Abby Walker, an ancestor to Padalecki’s Cordell Walker residing within the late 1800s.
The character is a rich Bostonian whose husband is murdered earlier than her eyes whereas on their journey out West.
On her quest for revenge, Walker crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue looking for a function, and their journey finally takes them to the city of Independence, Texas, the place they encounter numerous, eclectic residents working from their very own troubled pasts and chasing their desires.
The present has proved vastly fashionable with followers of the unique Walker and newbies to the collection alike, however will that be sufficient to safe one other batch of episodes?
Newsweek has every thing we all know to date a few potential Walker Independence Season 2.
Will There Be a Walker Independence Season 2?
Walker Independence showrunner Seamus Kevin Fahey has revealed his hopes that the present will probably be renewed for a second season, although nothing has been confirmed by The CW on the time of writing.
Fans have been left involved that the collection may wrap after its first outing resulting from problems behind the scenes on the community.
In August 2022, Nexstar Media Group, America’s largest native tv and media firm, acquired majority possession of The CW and executives indicated that there was set to be a change in path for the community.
This included focusing on older viewers and focusing extra on unscripted programming.
Then, in a November 2022 quarterly earnings name, Nexstar government vice chairman and chief monetary officer Lee Ann Gliha mentioned that they’d be carrying over a “minimal” quantity of programming from The CW’s former father or mother corporations; Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery, in response to by way of Variety.
CEO Perry Sook did reportedly add that “there may be a couple of shows that distinguish themselves that we want to hold over into next year.”
Though the Daniel Ezra-led All American is the one CW collection to have its future confirmed past 2023, because it was just lately renewed for Season 6, Fahey is hopeful that Walker Independence will even be a type of reveals which are carried over.
“It’s been an interesting time. It’s been an interesting past couple of months. What’s going on in town, there’s just a lot of reinvention and restructuring, and so we’re waiting still for the dust to settle a little bit [to] figure out where we really stand,” Fahey informed TVLine forward of the Walker Independence season finale.
He continued, explaining that whereas the present has “a lot of fans at The CW” and “a lot of folks love the show,” they’re “still coming out of a fog of speculation to figure out [if], hopefully, [the show has] a home.”
Not all hope is misplaced, nevertheless, as, even when The CW would not decide up Walker Independence for a second season, Fahey has hinted that there may nonetheless be alternatives for the forged and crew to return.
The showrunner, who has additionally labored on tv collection like The Following, American Gods, and Lethal Weapon, teased that “there’s definitely a Plan B,” however admitted: “I don’t know how much I’m allowed to talk about it.”
“There’s still a lot of champions over there for it. So we’ll see what happens. No one wants it to go away, long story short. We’re going to do what we can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” he added.
Newsweek has contacted The CW for remark.
Walker Independence Cast
McNamara leads the forged of Walker Independence as Abby Walker, whereas Hoyt Rawlins is performed by Matt Barr, who additionally performed a descendant of his character in the principle Walker collection.
Philemon Chambers (Single All the Way) stars as Gus, the deputy sheriff of the city of Independence, and Lawrence Kao (Wu Assassins) performs Kai, a former railway employee turned laundry proprietor.
Starring as Tom Davidson, Independence’s sheriff—and the horse thief who murdered Abby’s husband—is Greg Hovanessian, whereas Justin Johnson Cortez (9-1-1: Lone Star) is Calian, a member of an Indigenous scouting social gathering that saves Abby from dying.
Gabriela Quezada (9-1-1) performs Lucia Reyes, a singer on the native dance corridor, and Katie Findlay (How to Get Away With Murder) performs Kate, a federal agent who has disguised herself as a burlesque dancer.
Walker Independence Season 1 is out there to stream on Paramount+.