Magical Sequel Unveiled: ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Returns with Selena Gomez and David Henrie

Prepare for a return to the mystical universe of “Wizards of Waverly Place” as Disney officially greenlights the sequel series, set to enchant audiences on both Disney Channel and Disney+ later this year.

Following the initial pilot order just two months ago, Ayo Davis’ Disney Branded Television is now gearing up for full-scale production of the sequel series. Set to kick off next month in Los Angeles, the series will see Selena Gomez and David Henrie stepping back into their beloved roles as Alex and Justin Russo, with both also serving as executive producers.

Henrie will spearhead the cast of regulars, alongside Max Matenko from “Platonic,” who takes on the role of Justin’s youngest son, Milo. Joining them are Janice LeAnn Brown (“Bunk’d”) as the formidable young wizard Billie, Alkaio Thiele (“Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends”) as Justin’s eldest son, Roman, and Mimi Gianopulos (“Rutherford Falls”) portraying Justin’s wife, Giada. Gomez is slated for a guest appearance in the premiere episode.

Penned by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”), the pilot received additional creative prowess from Disney veteran Gary Marsh (“Descendants: The Rise of Red”) and was directed and executive produced by Andy Fickman (“Race to Witch Mountain”). Fickman is set to helm multiple episodes of the series, which follows Justin as he navigates the challenges of a mortal life with his family. When Alex brings Billie into their fold seeking guidance, Justin finds himself in the role of mentor to the fledgling wizard.

President of Disney Branded Television, Ayo Davis, expressed excitement about revisiting the magical world of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” promising both loyal fans and a new generation an enchanting experience alongside the stellar cast and crew.

“Wizards of Waverly Place” was instrumental in launching Selena Gomez’s career and remains a cornerstone of Disney Channel’s lineup, alongside other classics like “Hannah Montana” and “That’s So Raven.” With the sequel series airing on both traditional and streaming platforms, Disney Channel aims to further solidify its position with a diverse range of live-action comedies, including ongoing favorites like “Raven’s Home” and upcoming projects like “The Villains of Valley View” and “Pretty Freekin’ Scary.”

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