Walker: Independence trailer
Released on Thursday, the trailer for the Walker prequel series opens with a tragedy. While on a journey out West, Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara), an ancestor of Cordell Walker (Jared Padalecki) from the mothership series, witnesses the murder of her husband Liam (Brandon Sklenar) right before her eyes. Wounded by a gunshot, Abby is saved by a group of Apache trackers led by Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez), who brings her to Independence, Texas, after revealing that her husband was supposed to be the new sheriff of the town.
When Abby arrives in Independence, she encounters a community of diverse and eclectic residents, including Kate Carver (Katie Findlay), an idiosyncratic burlesque dancer who is too keen about Abby’s origins, and Kai (Lawrence Kao), a soulful Chinese immigrant who runs a local restaurant/laundry and offers Abby friendship without agenda.
Abby also runs into Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr), a slippery rogue, thief, and con artist who quickly eyes her as a mark, until she turns the tables on him. After meeting Independence’s noble deputy sheriff, Augustus (Philemon Chambers), and his new boss, Sheriff Tom Davidson (Greg Hovanessian), Abby comes clean to Hoyt and asks him to help her carry out her revenge mission.
“My husband was killed,” Abby tells Hoyt. When Hoyt asked who murdered her husband, the affluent and tough-minded Bostonian widow replies, “The new sheriff. I want you to help me kill him.”
Hoyt outrightly declines Abby’s request. But after seeing her put herself in danger just to seek justice for the death of her husband, Hoyt eventually gives in and offers her a helping hand.
Walker: Independence release date
The CW has yet to set an exact release date for Walker: Independence, but the network recently revealed that the new series will air every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET this fall, following episodes of Walker season 3.