We asked Hagan what it was like working on Walker compared to CW shows like iZombie (in which she played Eva Moore) and Jane the Virgin (in which she portrayed Patricia Cordero), and she only had good things to say about the network.
“Well, God. I mean, I think the thing about the CW that’s so cool is their shows are unique. iZombie is nothing like Jane. Jane’s nothing like iZombie, Jane‘s nothing like Walker,” she explained. “I do think that all three shows drew such amazingly […] talented actors, but also personable, loving actors. So each set was so delicious to be on.”
When talking to actors who have been on a CW show, you really get the vibe that they love what they’re doing and who they’re doing it with, which isn’t always the case in Hollywood. It’s rare to hear about on-set drama or any feuding that often plagues the industry, which is a refreshing change.
“Also, there’s the sense [that] everyone is so happy to have a job — even pre-COVID. I mean, the Jane set was famously known for never taking anything for granted, but iZombie, too,” Hagan added. “I don’t know. I really lucked out to get to do those shows, because I think it’s on [Walker] that they already knew me, and so I was really lucky. But there’s something special about the CW. There’s a camaraderie or a love that maybe they only hire nice people. I don’t know.”
Something on the Walker set certainly clicked and everyone made magic: The series’ debut episode marked the network’s highest pilot viewership in five years, earning the show an extra five episodes in its inaugural season and an early renewal after just two episodes aired. Can we get a yee-haw?
Walker airs on the CW during Supernatural‘s old Thursday nighttime slot, and new episodes are available to stream on the site the next day. Currently, the show is slated for 18 episodes of season 1 — unless fans get another round of surprise extra episodes.