I just saw this come across my Variety alerts and I must say, this was a shock to me!  The female lead for Jared's next project, "Walker," has been found and it is another CW compadre who has also spent the last several years in Vancouver.  One who I'm familiar with.  

Lindsey Morgan, who plays Raven in the long running CW show "The 100," will be playing Micki, Cordell Walker's partner, according to Variety.  Here's the blurb about her character per the article:

Morgan will play Micki, Walker’s new partner who was born and raised in San Antonio. Described as focused and perceptive, her family has been in Texas since before it was Texas. She’s been in the Army and on the police force and knows first-hand what it’s like to be singled out and discriminated against because of her gender.

I've got to say, I'm really excited for Lindsey on this. I've met her before and interviewed her twice when I was doing coverage for "The 100" for TV For The Rest of Us.  This is a big move up for her, going from supporting character to lead.  This is certainly well deserved, but I'm dying to know how she and Jared will do together.  I've been watching both these actors for years and I'm having a hard time picturing them both together.  A mash up of two of my favorite shows!  Lindsey is an amazing actress though and I'm sure she'll do well.  

Here's our other articles about "Walker" for those that don't know much about it.  

https://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/news-173/21771-jared-padalecki-s-project-walker-texas-ranger-reboot-to-air-on-the-cw
https://www.thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com/articles/news-173/21896-jared-padalecki-from-supernatural-to-walker-texas-ranger



If you're not familiar with Lindsey, here's links to my two interviews with her at Comic Con in 2015 and 2016.  She's a genuinely sweet person!  She, like Jared, is
also a native Texan and studied at the University of Texas in Austin.  No wonder she was meant for this role!