The CW is staying in the Jared Padalecki family business and will be returning to Superman & Lois Lane for the first time since Smallville with two direct-to-series orders that they have already handed out today.
The two new series orders are for Walker, a reboot of Walker Texas Ranger which will star Padalecki; and Superman & Lois, a series starring Superman and Lois Lane. (For more on Superman & Lois, visit KryptonSite)
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Both Hoechlin and Tulloch have already appeared as these iconic characters in multiple episodes of The CW’s DC Super Hero series, including this season’s Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover event, which concludes tonight. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the show is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Walker, a reimagining of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, stars Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover for two years, only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home. He’ll 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 circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. Walker is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (Being Human, Valor), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore and Jared Padalecki. Tbe series is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.