It's been two years since Chuck Norris and CBS premiered Trial by Fire, and it looks like that will be the only post Walker series movie we will get. It took them 4 years just to get Trial by Fire on the air, and a follow up two years after it debuted is not very logical. We have heard nothing from the Norris camp, other then the chucknorris.com petition to ask CBS for another movie. Chuck is 66 or 67 now, and most of his business is handled through his buisness associates. I really don't thinkChuck is out there soliciting CBS, or studiosfor another movie. His brother Aaron Norris, played a key role in Walker, but I really think at this point, there just settling and reaping the rewards of the series that lasted 8 years. They have made and are making a ton of money off the DVD's and reruns. A friend of mine estimated that between the brothers, they pull in twenty million a year for the world wide rereun distribution. Compare that to Jerry Sienfeld who earns seventy million alone, and that's 9 years after his show ended.
I'm still not sure, why knowing they left Walker Trial by Fire vieweres with a cliff-hanger, why they are not in the least letting the public know, exactly what there position has been on anyfuture movies. If it's all in the hands of CBS, which we specualte, at least tell us that. But in my honest opinion, we have seen the last of Walker Texas Ranger,other the the reruns. Numbers don't lie, it's been two and a half years since they finished filming Trial by Fire, Chuck is 67.
It has always been my contention, that for the impact Walker Texas Ranger made on the television landmark, I believe the charcahter should have been allowed to ride off into the sunset, like a good cowboy should. But in all reality, we are not going to get that. I think the one thing i have to look forward to is, when all 8 seasons are finally released on DVD, that is going to be one cool gift set.