Lindsey Morgan, the female lead opposite Jared Padalecki on the CW’s Walker, will leave the hit drama series during its ebb and flow second season for personal reasons.
Morgan, who has featured as Micki Ramirez on the CBS Studios-produced show from the beginning, will show up in various episodes in Season 2, which premiered the previous evening. Her last scene as a series regular is TBD, and she might actually return as a visitor star later on.
“After much thoughtful consideration and introspection, I have made the incredibly difficult decision to step away from my role as Micki Ramirez on Walker for personal reasons, and I am eternally grateful to have the support of the producers, CBS Studios and The CW in allowing me to do so,” Morgan said in a statement. “The opportunity to play Micki has truly been a blessing as has working alongside the incredible cast and crew of this terrific series. Please know that I will continue to root for my TV family and wish them all the best.”
Said CBS Studios and The CW in an statement, “We respect and support Lindsey Morgan’s decision to step away from her role as a series regular on Walker and wish her only the best. She is a tremendously talented actress who will certainly be missed, and we will, of course, leave the door open for Micki to return.”
Morgan as of late moved toward the Walker makers with her request to leave. Morgan’s on-screen partner, Walker star and executive producer Padalecki, just as series developer, executive producer and showrunner Anna Fricke; the CW and CBS Studios all loaned their help.
Morgan, who featured on The CW’s The 100 preceding joining Walker, plays Micki Ramirez, Cordell Walker’s (Jared Padalecki) accomplice and one of the principal female Texas Rangers in the office’s set of experiences. Thursday’s season premiere revealed Ramirez is working undercover in a crime syndicate.
“It’s been a true pleasure to work with Lindsey,” said showrunner and executive producer Anna Fricke. “I admire her as a person and as a professional. She will of course be missed, but we truly support her and celebrate the impact she has made on this show.”
Added Padalecki, who’s likewise an EP, “Lindsey is a wonderful person, inside and out. I am proud of, and grateful for, her work on Walker. Moreover, I’m honored to consider her a friend.”
Walker was a moment breakout when it appeared in mid 2021, rapidly setting up a good foundation for itself as the CW’s most watched series. Fricke executive produces with Dan Lin, Lindsay Liberatore and Padalecki. Keegan Allen, Mitch Pileggi, Molly Hagan, Violet Brinson, Kale Culley, Coby Bell, Jeff Pierre and Odette Annable, who was elevated to a series ordinary in front of Season 2, likewise star.