EXCLUSIVE: Wu Assassins star Lawrence Kao is ready as a lead reverse Matt Barr in CBS Studios’ CW pilot Walker: Independence, govt produced by Jared Padalecki.
Walker: Independence, a prequel to the CW/CBS Studios collection Walker, is ready within the late 1800s and follows Abby Walker, an prosperous Bostonian whose husband is murdered earlier than her eyes whereas on their journey out West. On her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins (Barr), a lovable rogue in the hunt for function. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, the place they encounter various, eclectic residents operating from their very own troubled pasts and chasing their goals. Our newfound household will battle with the altering world round them, whereas turning into brokers of change themselves in a city the place nothing is what it appears.
Kao will play Kai. A youthful Chinese language man with a form face, fluent in English, Kai runs a neighborhood laundry, in associate with the older, extra taciturn Bowen Sing. A former railroad employee, Kai has settled into his new life in Independence, the place he meets Abby. He rapidly befriends her, providing Abby her first meal and a pleasant phrase of recommendation about staying in Independence.
Padalecki exec produces. Seamus Fahey wrote the pilot based mostly on a narrative by him and Anna Fricke. Each will exec produce with Fricke EPing with Laura Terry through their Pursued By a Bear banner alongside Rideback’s Dan Lin and Lindsey Liberatore. Larry Teng directs and govt produces the pilot.
Kao is thought for his main roles on Netflix’s Wu Assassins and spinoff movie Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance. His tv credit embrace visitor/recurring roles on The Originals, Leverage: Redemption and The Purge, and on the movie facet he appeared in Silver Lake and Max Metal, amongst others. Kao is repped by Ellis Expertise Group and Chris Roe Administration.