‘The 100’ Star Lindsey Morgan to Co-Star Opposite Jared Padalecki in CW’s ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Reboot

Another CW star is staying with the network

The CW is keeping another one of its stars in-house. Lindsey Morgan, who starred on ‘The 100,” is joining the network’s “Walker, Texas Ranger” reboot opposite Jared Padalecki.

Padalecki, who is set to wrap his run on “Supernatural,” leads the reboot, titled “Walker,” in the role that Chuck Norris made famous.

“Walker” will see Padalecki star as Cordell Walker, a widowed father of two with his own moral code who returns to his home in Austin after two years of undercover work on a high-profile case, only to discover there’s more work to be done at home. He’ll attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his conservative 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.

Morgan will play Walker’s partner, Micki. Born and raised in San Antonio, focused and perceptive, her family has been in Texas since before it was Texas. She’s been in the Army and on the police force and knows first-hand what it’s like to be singled out and discriminated against because of her gender.

Anna Fricke is writing and executive producing the series with Dan Lin, which is from CBS TV Studios. The original series with Norris ran from 1993-2001 on CBS. It was created by Albert S. Ruddy & Leslie Greif.

As with “Supernatural,” “The 100” is also set to end its run this year. “Walker” joins “Superman & Lois” as new series The CW has already ordered for next season.

Variety was first to report on Morgan’s casting.

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