Rumors of Walker, Texas Ranger being rebooted have been circling for some time now. Finally, fans of the show and of Jared Padalecki can rejoice, because the reboot starring the Supernatural actor as Walker has finally been greenlit! In fact, Padalecki may be able to stay close to home once filming for the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot begins, because it could be in Austin!\nThe timeline begins in September when it was first announced that a reimagining of the 1990s series was in the market for a studio to grab hold of.\nThen, in October it was announced that the series had been picked up by the CW and that Padalecki would play the lead.\nFinally, this month, the show was greenlit and filming is said to begin this spring. Possibly, in Austin, Texas.\nView this post on Instagram There’s a new 'Walker, Texas Ranger' in town. Supernatural’s #JaredPadalecki is set to star in a reboot of the 1990s Chuck Norris series. Link in bio for all the details. A post shared by Hollywood Reporter (@hollywoodreporter) on Sep 23, 2019 at 11:10am PDT\nChuck Norris' Walker, Texas Ranger, as many remember, was filmed in Dallas, Texas back in the '90s.\nSo it makes sense that the reboot would be filmed somewhere in Texas, and since the storyline is centered around Walker returning home to Austin, we're thinking that's where it'll be.\nPadalecki was born in San Antonio but has since bought a house in Austin, is still living there with his family and stays in Texas as much as he can.\nIf filming for his new show does end up being in Austin, he'll be able to stay extremely local and spend more time with his family and friends.\nConsidering he's been on Supernatural for some time now, all the way up north in Vancouver, it might come as a welcome change of pace.\nView this post on Instagram #TheCW has given series orders to #SupermanAndLois, starring #TylerHoechlin as #Superman and #ElizabethTulloch as #LoisLane, and #Walker, a reimagining of #WalkerTexasRanger starring #Supernatural's #JaredPadalecki. More info at the link in our bio. A post shared by TVLine (@tvline) on Jan 14, 2020 at 12:45pm PST\nPadalecki's dreams really seem to be coming true!\nAnd so are ours. Getting more of him on our screens is exactly what we were hoping for.\nIn the meantime, we'll be watching Supernatural reruns as soon as May comes along and the series is finally over.\nCue the tears.\nWOW! What an incredible day this has been. My cup runneth over. My undying gratitude to @TheCW for your faith and incredible support, and to my #spnfamily ... for everything. Looks like you won’t be able to get rid of me just yet 😜#GiddyUp— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) January 15, 2020\nPadalecki tweeted just yesterday, giving his "undying gratitude to @TheCW for your faith and incredible support, and to my #spnfamily ... for everything. Looks like you won’t be able to get rid of me just yet"\nWe think Padalecki will make a great Walker, and can't wait to see him in his new role! We'll definitely miss Sam, though.