There's more casting news about Jared Padalecki's next project, "Walker." One of these cast members is very familiar to the SPN Verse!
First, Keegan Allen, who played Toby Cavanaugh on "Pretty Little Liars," will be playing, wait for it, Cordell Walker's brother! Yes, there will be brotherly drama in this show, which we know is in Jared's wheelhouse. Here's the snippet from Variety, who got the exclusive:
Allen will play Liam Walker. Described as smart, slightly smug, but with a strong moral compass, 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 Walker’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.
Then today we got this wonderful casting news from "Deadline." Mitch Pileggi, who more famously played Walter Skinner on "The X-Files" and perhaps less famously (at least to the rest of the world) Samuel Campbell in "Supernatural" seasons 4 and 6, will be playing Cordell Walker's father. Great choice! Here's the word via Deadline:
Pileggi will play Bonham Walker, Walker’s father. He is sturdy, conservative and tough as nails but a family man through and through. A third-generation Texas rancher, he’s most comfortable taking care of business on the ranch — in the bullpen, supervising cowboys, training horses. Bonham is a man who speaks his mind. He’s not about to mince words when it comes to talking to his kids.
Updated: Here is more casting news:
According to Deadline, the role of Walker's mother has been cast. Molly Hagan ("Jane the Virgin") will play Abeline Walker. According to the article, "Hagan will play Abeline Walker, Walker’s (Padalecki) mother, an unstoppable force of nature. Abeline 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."
Variety broke the news that Jeff Pierre (9-1-1) will be playing Micki's (played by Morgan) boyfriend. 'Pierre will star as Trey Barnett, Micki’s boyfriend. Described as warm and loving but haunted, Trey is an Army medic recently back from his deployment. He’s doing his best to adjust but it’s not easy. He has a good relationship with Micki; they keep each other honest, and know each other better than they let anyone else know them."
So what do you think? Will you be able to adjust to another brotherly drama involving Jared? Happy to see Mitch Pileggi work himself into the family tree again? Share all your thoughts in the comments below.
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