Walker spinoff star Justin Johnson Cortez cried as he read the script for the midseason finale

Walker: Independence spoilers to follow.

Walker: Independence Star Justin Johnson Cortez has revealed he cried after reading the script for the midseason finale.

As a result, Cortez’ Calian was found guilty of the murder of Francis (Nester Sorrano), a crime he did not commit.

Just before he was due to be hanged, Hoyt (Matt Barr) managed to extort a confession from Luis (Santiago Segura), giving Calian a reprieve.

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Although Calian had overcome his death, he left the city indefinitely, seething with anger at his treatment by the locals.

Speak with Weekly entertainmentCortez spoke about the emotional scenes and said he cried as he read the script.

“I loved it. I cried. Ryan Harris, who wrote it, he’s half native, so I think he was really involved in telling that story,” Cortez said before discussing Calian’s speech in the courtroom.

“Yes, [that scene was] heartbreaking. That’s what that scene was about for me, just the fact that those people couldn’t see him as a human being,” he said.

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“It was so heartbreaking. I could have played him angry but the heartbreak is when you realize that these people don’t accept you and maybe never will. It’s something that people still struggle with today. Those issues haven’t gone away, which is why I think this episode is so powerful,” he continued.

The show, which airs on The CW, serves as a prequel to walkerset in the 19th century when the main characters converge in a small Texas town.

Jared Padalecki, the star of the parenting show, recently declared his ambition to appear in the spinoff series, saying: “I refuse to let it happen Walker’s independence go on without my being on screen in any way, shape or form in 19th century Texas.”

Walker: Independence Season 1 will air in the US on The CW. A UK release date or channel is currently unknown.

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