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'Walker: Independence' on The CW: What day and time will the western drama release? And everything you need to know

The 'Walker' universe is set to expand with the prequel series 'Walker: Independence' starring Katherine McNamara
Official poster of 'Walker: Independence' (The CW)
Official poster of 'Walker: Independence' (The CW)

After taking everyone by storm with ‘Supernatural’, actor Jared Padalecki showed his acting prowess with the CW show ‘Walker’. The series is based on the 1990s western drama TV series titled ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ and premiered on the network in January 2021. Although the reactions were mixed, audiences kept on showering their love and the show has already been renewed for Season 3. However, the creators of the show are set to expand the ‘Walker’ universe with another show that will blow everyone's minds.

Titled ‘Walker: Independence’, the prequel series is set in the last 1800s and primarily focuses on the life of Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara), an affluent woman from Boston whose husband is killed before her eyes while they were on a journey to the west. On her way, she meets a man named Hoyt Rawlins and they embark on a journey to a place called Independence in Texas, which is being touted as a small town with a big future.


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Katherine McNamara as Abby Walker in 'Walker: Independence' (The CW)
Katherine McNamara as Abby Walker in 'Walker: Independence' (The CW)

If you are a fan of western dramas, you should definitely have ‘Yellowstone’, ‘Billy the Kid’, and ‘1883’ on your watch list.

With the prequel series set to make its debut in October, here’s everything you need to know about ‘Walker: Independence’.

When will ‘Walker: Independence’ be released?

The first season of the prequel will be premiering its first episode on Thursday, October 6, at 9 pm EST.

How can you watch ‘Walker: Independence’?

The series will premiere exclusively on The CW on October 6. Viewers can download the CW app from Google’s App Store and Apple’s App Store to see their favorite shows. Other devices such as Roku, VIZIO Smart TV, Apple TV, Xbox, Fire TV, LG TV, and Android TV can also be used to watch the CW titles.

Who’s acting in The CW’s ‘Walker: Independence’?

Katherine McNamara will be seen playing the lead role of Abby Walker in the show while Matt Barr portrays the character of Hoyt Rawlins.


Other actors to feature in the series include Lawrence Kao (Kai), Greg Hovanessian (Sheriff Tom Davidson), Justin Johnson Cortez (Calian), Katie Findlay (Kate), and Gabriela Quezada (Lucia Reyes).

What is the plot of ‘Walker: Independence’?

The official synopsis reads, “Set in the late 1800s, this origin story follows Abby Walker, an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West, as she crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins, a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt's journey takes them to Independence, Texas, a small town with a big future.”

What is the latest buzz around The CW’s prequel series?

In a recent interview, Katie Findlay, who plays Kate on the show, teased that viewers might see a queer storyline for her character. The actor said, “I feel like everybody's been waiting for me to do this. The West was queer. It was queer. It was all kinds of people, all kinds of gender presentations, and I think that's something we see so rarely. Cowboys lived together in domestic marriages that were sometimes romantic and weren't.”