"Walker": "iZombie" Alum Molly Hagan Joins CW Series as Jared Padalecki's New On-Screen Mom

The CW had us wondering if Jared Padalecki's growing Walker family was going to include a mother – and we got our answer in the form of Molly Hagan (iZombie, The Orville). The actress joins the Supernatural soon-to-be-alum as well as Lindsey Morgan (The 100), Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars), and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) on the Walker, Texas Ranger reimagining.

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The CW's Walker centers on Cordell Walker (Padalecki), a widower and father of two who lives by his own his own moral code. Cordell 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 (Morgan) – one of the first women in Texas Rangers' history – while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife's death.

"Walker": "iZombie" Alum Molly Hagan Joins CW Series as Jared Padalecki's New On-Screen Mom
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Here's a look at the upcoming series' supporting cast:

● Walker's new partner Micki (Morgan) was born and raised in San Antonio. Focused and perceptive, her family has been in Texas since before it was Texas. She's been in the Army and on the police force and knows first-hand what it's like to be singled out and discriminated against because of her gender.

● Smart, slightly smug, but with a strong moral compass, Allen's Liam is Walker's younger gay and conservative brother who has been recently promoted to assistant DA. Liam and Walker are close, but Liam gives his brother no shortage of tough love. Liam has always stayed close to home, often sacrificing his personal life in favor of his family duties. In his brother's absence, he stepped up to take Walker's kids under his wing. Liam's close relationship with Walker's son and daughter makes Walker slightly jealous.

● Sturdy, conservative, and tough as nails – but a family man through and through – Walker's father Bohman (Pileggi) is a third-generation Texas rancher who feels the most comfortable taking care of business on the ranch: in the bullpen, supervising cowboys, training horses. Bonham is a man who speaks his mind, and he doesn't mince words when it comes to talking to his kids.

● An unstoppable force of nature, Walker's mother Abeline (Hagan) is a third generation Texas rancher. Smart and perceptive, she always puts the family first and never hesitates to give advice – whether asked for or not.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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