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CW Shocks Fans by Pulling the Plug on ‘Walker: Independence’

CW Shocks Fans by Pulling the Plug on 'Walker: Independence'

The CW has canceled its western drama series “Walker: Independence” after only one season, leaving fans of the show disappointed and wondering what could have been in store for the characters. The show was originally conceived as a prequel to the popular CW series “Walker,” which has already been renewed for a fourth season.

Despite having a talented cast including Katherine McNamara and Justin Johnson Cortez, the series failed to garner enough viewership to justify a second season.

“Walker: Independence” fans are left wondering what went wrong as The CW decides to pull the plug after just one season.

“Walker: Independence” followed Abby Walker, a wealthy and headstrong woman from Boston who sets out on a journey out West with her husband. Tragedy strikes when her husband is murdered before her eyes and she finds herself on a quest for vengeance. Along the way, she meets Calian, an Apache tracker, and they make their way to Independence, Texas, where they encounter a diverse and eclectic group of people with their own secrets and pasts.

The show boasted an impressive cast, with Katie Findlay, Lawrence Kao, Matt Barr, Philemon Chambers, Greg Hovanessian and Gabriela Quezada rounding out the ensemble. The pilot episode was written by Seamus Kevin Fahey and Anna Fricke, with Fahey serving as executive producer alongside Jared Padalecki, Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore of Rideback, and Laura Terry of Pursued by a Bear. Larry Teng directed the pilot and also served as executive producer. CBS Studios produced the show.

The cancellation of “Walker: Independence” comes as part of a shift in strategy by parent company Nexstar, which acquired a majority stake in The CW last year. The network has moved away from its previous scripted series strategy and has instead focused on low-cost unscripted fare, foreign acquisitions and live sports like LIV Golf.

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The CW has already renewed “FBoy Island” for a third season and ordered a spinoff series “FGirl Island,” while “All American” has been renewed for a sixth season. The fate of the remaining shows on The CW slate, including “Superman & Lois,” “Gotham Knights,” “All American: Homecoming,” “Kung Fu” and the “Supernatural” prequel “The Winchesters” remains uncertain.

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