All that was missing was a big role to cast in Walker’s reboot, Texas Ranger, that of the new Cordell Walker’s wife, played by Jared Padalecki, the Supernatural star. And the production naturally turned to … his own wife! She also an actress, Genevieve Cortese Padalecki notably played Ruby in Supernatural between 2008 and 2009, and it is even on the sets of the series that they met and have not left each other since.
In this new version of the cult series, Cordell Walker returns to Austin after being an undercover agent for two years. Widower and father of two children, he will try, accompanied by a partner (Lindsey Morgan), to reconnect with his family while being increasingly wary of the circumstances surrounding the death of his wife, Emily. Thus, Genevieve Padalecki will only appear through flashbacks or as a “ghost”. It is therefore not announced as regular in the series, but recurring.
The broadcast of the series is announced for January 2021, on the CW. Filming is expected to begin shortly in Texas.