Wizards of Waverly Place Sequel With Selena Gomez, David Henry a Go

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Disney Channel has given an official sequence order to its “Wizards of Waverly Place” sequel, this time with the working title “Wizards.” Original stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie are set to exec produce, whereas Gomez will seem in a visitor position and Henrie might be again full time as a sequence common.

Production will start subsequent month in Los Angeles on “Wizards,” which is aimed for a premiere later this 12 months on each Disney Channel and Disney+. The pickup follows information in January that a pilot had been ordered for the potential return to Waverly Place.

Disney Branded Television is behind “Wizards,” with Gomez returning within the premiere episode as Alex Russo and Henrie again full time as Justin Russo. Max Matenko (“Platonic”) has joined the solid as Justin’s youngest son, Milo, and joins the beforehand introduced solid, together with Janice LeAnn Brown (“Bunk’d”) within the lead position as younger, highly effective wizard Billie; Alkaio Thiele (“Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends”) as Justin’s oldest son, Roman; and Mimi Gianopulos (“Rutherford Falls”) as Justin’s spouse, Giada.

According to the logline, “Wizards” will observe Justin Russo, who as an grownup “has chosen to lead a normal, mortal life with his family, Giada, Roman and Milo. When Justin’s sister Alex brings Billie to his home seeking help, Justin realizes he must dust off his magical skills to mentor the wizard-in-training while also juggling his everyday responsibilities – and safeguarding the future of the Wizard World.”

Besides Gomez and Henrie, exec producers embody Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”). who’re author/EPs. Also an EP is former Disney Channel president Gary Marsh (“Descendants: The Rise of Red”), who headed up the event of the unique “Wizards of Waverly Place” and segued to producing in 2021. Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”) is the director/EP who government produced the pilot and can direct a number of episodes.

“‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ captivated hearts with its spellbinding adventures and big laughs, creating unforgettable memories for kids and families everywhere,” stated Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television, in a press release. “We can’t wait to step back into the magical world of ‘Wizards,’ inviting both longtime fans and a new generation to experience the enchantment alongside Selena, David, and our incredible cast and crew.”

The authentic “Wizards of Waverly Place” was created by Todd J. Greenwald and ran for 4 seasons on Disney Channel between 2007 and 2012. Gomez starred as a teen wizard, residing together with her siblings Justin (Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin) in New York City’s Greenwich Village, whereas studying easy methods to steadiness her powers with on a regular basis teenage life. The sequence additionally starred David DeLuise, Maria Canals-Barrera and Jennifer Stone. The “Wizards”” world was beforehand revisited within the 2013 Disney Channel particular “The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.”

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