PERIOD SET SERIES AT CW
Although we are not quite used to seeing period set series at CW especially after they killed their Mary Queen of Scots saga Reign, at this year's recent upfronts,
the week when all major five US networks are announcing orders and cance- llations of shows for the next season, they were the only ones to offer a historical drama among their new orders. WAL- KER INDEPE- NDENCE will arrive to CW next Autumn.
|Independence will arrive to CW this Autumn|
Set in the late 1800s, an origin story of The CW’s current hit series “Walker,” it follows Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara), an affluent and tough minded Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West. After crossing paths with Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez), a curious Apache tracker, Abby arrives in the town of Independence, Texas, where she
and eclectic residents running from their pasts, chasing their dreams,
and keeping their own secrets, including Kate Carver (Katie Findlay), an idiosyncratic burlesque dancer with perhaps too keen an interest in 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 literally runs into
Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr), a slippery rogue, thief, and con artist
with a dented heart of gold who quickly eyes Abby as a mark, until she
turns the tables on him.
In seeking justice for her husband, Abby encounters Independence’s noble
deputy sheriff, Augustus (Philemon Chambers), and his new boss, Sheriff Tom Davidson (Greg Hovanessian),
who she has reason to believe is a very bad man indeed. Abby and Hoyt
soon find themselves precariously aligned, both seeking to uncover the
truth about the identity of Abby’s husband’s killer, and vow to save
Independence – a frontier boomtown where nothing is what it seems.Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.
|The new series starts October 6th on CW|