'Walker' Season 2: Will There Be Another Season of the Jared Padalecki CW Show?

Walker, The CW's reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger starring Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, has had a hit first season. The show had the most-watched season premiere on The CW since 2018, and the highest number of viewers in its timeslot in four years. Despite getting mixed reviews with the critics, viewers are clearly enjoying the series.

On August 12, the show is airing its season finale, bringing to an end the first 18 episodes of Walker. After that, the countdown to Season 2 begins, with many viewers wondering whether the show has got another season and when it is set to air on TV.

Has Walker been renewed for Season 2?

Not only has Walker been renewed for Season 2, but its future has been secure for months.

The show got recommissioned back in February, just three weeks after it started airing, and was one of 12 shows to get ordered for another season. The Jared Padalecki vehicle was joined by The Flash, Riverdale, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, All American, Charmed, Legacies, In the Dark, Roswell New Mexico, Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Dynasty.

At the time, CW CEO Mark Pedowitz said in a statement, "As The CW's 2020-2021 season kicks into high gear, we are thrilled creatively with the direction of our first new shows out of the gate, Walker and Superman & Lois, that we wanted to order the additional episodes to complete their first seasons, and we are particularly pleased with the huge success of the launch of Walker, which debuted as our most watched series premiere in 5 years."

When will Walker Season 2 air?

Not only has Walker been renewed for more, but we already know the release dates of those new episodes—and they are just a few months away.

Though the current season of Walker began in January, the show is moving to fall from now on. Episode 1 of Season 2 will air on Thursday, October 28 on The CW. The network is keeping the show in its same timeslot, so episodes will air weekly on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT.

As usual, episodes will be available to watch online shortly after they air on TV on The CW website and app.

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Jared Padalecki leads the cast of the "Walker, Texas Ranger." The CW

In the second season, viewers will be seeing a lot more of one character. Geri actor Odette Annable has been promoted to series regular, suggesting that her flirtation with Cordell Walker (played by Padalecki) may be taken to the next level.

Viewers should certainly not expect Walker to explore a romance with Micki Ramirez (Lindsey Morgan). "I don't see Walker and Micki being sexually involved," Padalecki told TV Line. "I think the magic is that we can see an eligible bachelor and an eligible bachelorette just being like, 'Hey, I got your back, friend.'"