Katherine McNamara of The CW's "Walker Independence" (Video)

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Katherine McNamara, star of The CW’s Walker Independence, joins us to talk about her leading role in the highly anticipated prequel series to the hit series Walker. Katherine shares her experience working on the series, which turns the classic Western genre on its head; instead of the "traditional" leading male hero, McNamara's character Abby Walker is not a damsel in distress. Rather, she takes charge as she seeks her husband’s killer with the help of townspeople and fellow outsiders.

"There is so much heart and they're such interesting and wonderful people on and off-screen," she says of her supporting cast, including CW newcomers Justin Johnson-Sanchez and Philemon Chambers, along with veterans of the network Lawrence Kao (The Originals) and Katie Findlay (The Carrie Diaries). "I'm so excited for people to get to see this town and all of its characters because each one of their relationships brings out different colors in the other. It's exciting to peel back these layers. It's become this beautiful allegory for the world we live in today."

When asked what she hopes audiences take away from the series, McNamara shares, "I hope they really see the sense of community and the weight of history and how actions can affect things generations down the line and how the past can really inform our past and future."

Walker Independence premieres Thursday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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