On 23rd September 2019 it was reported that Jared had his first post Supernatural project lined up - a reboot of the 90s action procedural series "Walker, Texas Ranger" that starred Chuck Norris. Coincidentally, in 6.18 Frontierland Sam used the alias "Walker, Texas Ranger"! The original series ran for eight seasons from 1993 to 2001, and was moderately successful throughout its run.
[https://deadline.com/2019/09/walker-texas-ranger-reboot-jared-padalecki-in-the-works-chuck-norris-1202741160/ According to publicity, the series, which will be called "Walker", would "focus on Cordell Walker as he returns from years undercover. A widower and father of two, he begins fighting crime with a new partner, who is one of the only female Rangers in history." Walker and his partner will be "the modern day heroes our world needs, following their own moral code to fight for what’s right, regardless of the rules." The show will be set, and film, in Austin where Jared and his family live.
The series is being written and executive produced by Anna Fricke, who is currently under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios, and who previously co-created the Syfy US version of the series “Being Human” with husband ex-Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver. Jared is also listed as an executive producer.
CBS TV Studios will produce the show, which has still to find a home. Both The CW and CBS are reported to be interested.