The creatives behind canceled CW series Walker Independence are “aggressively looking” for a new broadcaster, says Executive Producer Jared Padalecki.
“I think ‘cancelled’ is maybe the most common word used, but I think a better way to look at it is that Walker Independence will not be on The CW next year,” explained Padalecki of the recent cancelation news.
“I’m so proud of Walker Independence. It’s such a great show,” he added. “I think it’s a show that’s needed. We absolutely are thrilled about the show, proud of the show, and we all feel like it belongs somewhere people can see it. We love the cast. We love the writing. We love the setting. We love the storylines that it’s telling. It’s storylines unlike any other ‘Western’ show on TV or streaming right now.”
Walker Independence is a prequel spin-off to the CW’s Walker (recently renewed for Season 4) set in the 1800’s and set in the frontier boomtown of Independence, Texas. There, a young widow who witnesses firsthand the murder of her husband by the town’s shady sherrif, encounters diverse and eclectic residents running from their pasts, chasing their dreams, and keeping their own secrets. The series stars Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Justin Johnson Cortez and Philemon Chambers.
Katie Findlay, Greg Hovanessian, and Lawrence Kao also star.
TV Pulse Magazine dubbed Walker Independence “a true Revenge Western in the grand tradition“ and “the CW’s most promising new series in years“ when it premiered in January 2023.
Speaking to TVLine following the March 2 finale, which ended on a cliffhanger designed to set up new stories for season 2, showrunner Seamus Kevin Fahey commented:
“If the CW isn’t ready to move forward, what are the other options? 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. We have a lot of support at CBS Studios. Everyone loves the show. We’re all proud of what we did on the show.”