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More filming of "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki can be expected to happen in Austin as The CW's "Walker" is back and kicking in high gear with the renewal of season two.


The reboot of popular 90's crime series "Walker, Texas Ranger" took the world by storm with its premiere having The CW's highest viewership in over two years. With viewership so high, it is no surprise that the series has been renewed for season two.

"Walker" began filming in Austin this past October after the Austin City Council approved the incentive agreement which allows filming of the series in town until April 2021. The series has since released two episodes with five total in season one.

In the series, Padalecki plays the role of Cordell Walker, a widower and veteran Texas Ranger with two children who moves to Austin after working undercover. The series follows Walker as he reconnects with his family while investigating the suspicious death of his wife, played by Padalecki's off-camera wife, Genevieve Padalecki.

"[I am] Grateful for the support from our friends at The CW, our crew, cast & most especially y'all for the tremendous support," Padelecki tweeted on Wednesday afternoon after the announcement of the season two renewal.

Padalecki, who is no stranger to Texas love, is a native to San Antonio and an Austin resident. Padalecki and his family have been frequently spotted around town, from the Austin City Limits music festival to 6th Street.

"Walker" airs on The CW channel at 7 p.m. Thursdays, so saddle up and enjoy the last three episodes of season one.

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