Jared Padalecki is getting a new on-screen sibling!
The Supernatural star is set to star in CW’s upcoming reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger alongside Pretty Little Liars alum Keegan Allen.
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The new series, titled Walker, has been given a series order at the network and will feature Padalecki as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two who returns home to Austin after working undercover for two years, who discovers that there’s only more work to be done at home. Cordell will attempt to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his 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 circumstance surrounding his wife’s passing.
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Allen will star as Liam Walker, Cordell’s brother.
According to Variety, Allen’s character is described as “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 played Toby Cavanaugh on Pretty Little Liars at Freeform throughout the show’s original run. His other film credits include Palo Alto, Bukowski, The Sound and the Fury, Killing Animals, Actors Anonymous, In Dubious Battle, and King Cobra.