‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Gets Pro-LGBT ReBoot
Beware fans of “Walker, Texas Ranger.” The CW has put his claws into a new reboot that will have avid fans cringing. Yes, there MUST be a new “gay” character, who, get this, is also “conservative.” It has gotten to the point that I don’t even like turning on my TV any more, because of the flooding of LGBT.
Walker will be getting a new female partner in the reboot, media reported on Wednesday, and a “gay, conservative younger brother.”
The new series will be titled simply “Walker” and star Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) who will also executive produce. The original, which starred Chuck Norris as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker and aired eight seasons from 1993–2001, was a wholesome, moral show about good vs. evil and roundhouse kicks. With the show, movie actor and world champion martial artist Norris gained a cult following that went beyond the series and spurred comedic and fantastical “Chuck Norris facts,” like “Chuck Norris can strangle you with a cordless phone” or “death once had a near-Chuck-Norris experience.”
Described as smart and 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.
Knowing the CW, now that “Walker” is back, Liam will have plenty of opportunity to explore his gay personal life as audiences watch. It will also be very interesting to see how the CW interprets the conservative side of his character — or if they even know what a conservative is! Something tells me the gay representation is more important to them than getting the far less frequent conservative representation right.
The description of Walker says he will “find unexpected common ground with his new partner.” No doubt there will be lots of misogyny for “one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history” to fight and lessons for Walker along the way. No word yet on if there will be a trans or non-binary character, but you can be sure there will be some nice little Easter egg in there, too.
[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at Newsbusters by Alexa Moutevelis; title changed by Pulpit & Pen.]