Announcement of ATX TV Fest “Walker: Independence” Panelists
With the annual ATX TV Fest just one week away, the panelists and schedule are finalized and released! The driver for Walker: Independence will be screened at the festival on Saturday, June 4 at the State Theater at 10 a.m.
A panel will follow the screening and panelists will include Kat McNamara (Abby Walker), Matt Barr (Hoyt Rawlings), Justin Johnson-Cortez (Calian) and series executive producer/showrunner Seamus Fahey. The ATX TV Fest website also mentions the possibility of additional panelists closer to the date, so keep an eye out for any last-minute surprise additions.
Here is the official synopsis for the show from The CW:
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Set in the late 1800s, an origin story from The CW’s current hit series “Walker,” WALKER INDEPENDENCE follows Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara, “Arrow”), a hard-witted, well-to-do Bostonian whose the husband is murdered before her eyes as they travel West. After crossing paths with Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez, “911: Lone Star”), a curious Apache tracker, Abby arrives in the town of Independence, Texas, where she encounters diverse and eclectic residents fleeing their past, chasing their dreams and keeping their own secrets, including Kate Carver (Katie Findlay, “The Carrie Diaries”), an idiosyncratic burlesque dancer who may be too interested in Abby’s origins, and Kai (Lawrence Kao, “Wu Assassins”), a soulful Chinese immigrant who runs a local restaurant/laundry and offers Abby’s friendship with no agenda. Abby also literally meets Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr, “Walker”), a slippery thug, thief, and con man with a heart of dented gold who quickly looks up to Abby as a mark, until she turns the tables on him. While seeking justice for her husband, Abby encounters Independence’s noble deputy sheriff, Augustus (Philemon Chambers, “Single All the Way”), and her new boss, Sheriff Tom Davidson (Greg Hovanessian, “Another Life”), who ‘she has reason to believe is a very bad man indeed. Abby and Hoyt soon find themselves lined up precariously, both seeking to uncover the truth behind the identity of Abby’s husband’s killer and vowing to save Independence – a booming frontier town where nothing is what it is. seems.
Walker: Independence stars Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Philemon Chambers, Katie Findlay, Lawrence Kao, Greg Hovanessian and Justin Johnson Cortez. Jared Padalecki, Anna Fricke, Seamus Fahey, Larry Teng, Dan Lin, Lindsay Liberatore and Laura Terry produced the series, with Teng directing the pilot episode.
Walker and Walker: Independence will air consecutively this fall. The ATX TV Festival runs June 2-5, 2022 in Austin, Texas. You can find more information on how to buy badges, here.