Jared Padalecki’s ‘Walker’ Ends After Four Thrilling Seasons on the CW

Eric Kripke, the creator of “Supernatural,” hinted at Padalecki’s next move by teasing a cameo in “The Boys.”

After four excellent seasons, the CW has announced the cancelation of the Jared Padalecki-led series “Walker.” The network wanted to thank the producers, staff, and actors for their commitment.

As the CW said, “We want to thank the entire cast, crew, writers, directors, and producers of Walker for their hard work and dedication over four incredible seasons.” Jared Padalecki, the show’s executive producer and star, was recognized especially for his continuous support of the network’s accomplishments for the last 20 years.

A contemporary version of the beloved “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Walker” starred Padalecki as widower father Cordell Walker who was juggling his work and his family.

Notable actors in the ensemble cast included Odette Annable, Violet Brinson, Kale Culley, Coby Bell, Molly Hagan, Ashley Reyes, Keegan Allen, and Mitch Pileggi.

Padalecki reflected on the relationships forged during the show’s run as he posted his thoughts on the cancellation to Instagram. Our gratitude and love for the entire #WalkerFamily will live forever,” he wrote. Belonging to the cast and crew (as well as the fan base!) that helped #Walker deliver the stories we did has been an extraordinary privilege. The years I spent with the actors, crew, studio, network, and fan base that made this all possible will always bring me joy. Till our next ride.”

The CW had already removed “Walker” from its fall 2024–25 schedule, and Deadline Hollywood had reported that the set had been disassembled before the announcement.

The network has turned away from more expensive original dramas and toward sports and unscripted material under Nexstar’s new ownership.

Fans of Padalecki may soon see him in another role even if “Walker” is coming to an end. Creator of “The Boys,” Eric Kripke, who worked with Padalecki on “Supernatural,” alluded to a possible cameo appearance. Texts have been sent, Kripke told EW. “I feel like it would be a bummer to not have Jared on the show one way or another at this point, even if it is just the one-episode thing.”

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