Walker: Independence Gets a Premiere Date

The CW has revealed the official premiere date for Walker: Independence as part of its Fall 2022 premiere date slate. The series takes the audience back in time to the late 1800s, making Walker and the Texas Rangers a genuine Western this time out. The series will center on the ancestors of the Rawlins and Walker families, and will even bring back Walker's Matt Barr, and like the first season of Walker, it will center on the murder of the main character's spouse -- although this time, it's Arrow's Katherine McNamara as Abby Walker, whose husband is murdered.

This isn't McNamara's first "generational" outing for The CW. She plays Green Arrow Mia Queen in the Arrowverse, and was supposed to get her own spinoff, Green Arrow and the Canaries, with Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy.

Walker: Independence will premiere on Thursday, October 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

You can check out the official synopsis for Walker: Independence below...

Set in the late 1800s, an origin story of The CW's current hit series "Walker," WALKER INDEPENDENCE follows Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara, "Arrow"), an affluent and tough-minded Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West. After crossing paths with Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez, "911: Lone Star"), a curious Apache tracker, Abby arrives in the town of Independence, Texas, where she encounters diverse and eclectic residents running from their pasts, chasing their dreams, and keeping their own secrets, including Kate Carver (Katie Findlay, "The Carrie Diaries"), an idiosyncratic burlesque dancer with perhaps too keen an interest in Abby's origins, and Kai (Lawrence Kao, "Wu Assassins"), a soulful Chinese immigrant who runs a local restaurant/laundry and offers Abby friendship without agenda. Abby also literally runs into Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr, "Walker"), a slippery rogue, thief, and con artist with a dented heart of gold who quickly eyes Abby as a mark, until she turns the tables on him. In seeking justice for her husband, Abby encounters Independence's noble deputy sheriff, Augustus (Philemon Chambers, "Single All the Way"), and his new boss, Sheriff Tom Davidson (Greg Hovanessian, "Another Life"), who she has reason to believe is a very bad man indeed. Abby and Hoyt soon find themselves precariously aligned, both seeking to uncover the truth about the identity of Abby's husband's killer, and vow to save Independence – a frontier boomtown where nothing is what it seems. 

WALKER INDEPENDENCE is from CBS Studios with a teleplay written by Seamus Kevin Fahey from a story co-written by him and Anna Fricke of Pursued By a Bear. Both serve as executive producers along with Jared Padalecki, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore of Rideback and Laura Terry of Pursued by a Bear. Larry Teng serves as executive producer and director on the pilot.

...And you can see the full schedule below.

Wednesday, August 31
8:00-9:00PM: "DC's Stargirl" (Season Premiere)

Sunday, October 2
8:00-9:00PM: "Family Law" (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM: "Coroner" (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, October 5
8:00-9:00PM: "DC'S Stargirl" (Original Episode)
9:00-10:00PM: "Kung Fu" (Season Premiere)

Thursday, October 6
8:00-9:00PM: "Walker" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM:" "Walker Independence" (Series Premiere)

Friday, October 7
8:00-10:00PM iHeartRadio Music Festival (Night One)

Saturday, October 8
8:00-10:00PM IHeartRadio Music Festival (Night Two)

Monday, October 10
8:00-9:00PM "All American" (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM "All American: Homecoming" (Season Premiere)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00-9:00PM "The Winchesters" (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00PM "Professionals" (Series Premiere)

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Friday, October 14
8:00-9:00PM "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30PM "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (Season Premiere)

Saturday, October 22
8:00-9:00PM "Criss Angel's Magic With the Stars" (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30PM "World's Funniest Animals" (Season Premiere)