Disney Channel greenlights ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ sequel

Wizards Of Waverly Place (Source: Disney)

Disney Channel has handed a series greenlight to Wizards (working title), a sequel series to its popular teen sitcom Wizards Of Waverly Place.

A pilot episode was filmed earlier this year, with the project now moving forward with a full series. Produced by Disney Branded Television, production on the new series begins next month in Los Angeles and is slated to premiere later this year on Disney Channel and streaming service Disney+.

Original stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie will reprise their roles as Alex and Justin Russo for the show, with Only Murders In The Building star Gomez making a guest appearance in the premiere episode and Henrie returning as a series lead. Both will also executive produce, while the sequel show will focus around Max Matenko, who plays Justin’s youngest son Milo, alongside the previously announced cast of Janice LeAnn Brown, Alkaio Thiele and Mimi Gianopulos.

Wizards Of Waverly Place ran for four seasons on Disney Channel, from 2007 to 2012 and followed the Russo siblings, wizards-in-training in New York City. This sequel series follows the now adult Justin, who has chosen to lead a normal life with his family but must dust off his magical skills when Alex comes to his home seeking help.

Wizards Of Waverly Place captivated hearts with its spellbinding adventures and big laughs, creating unforgettable memories for kids and families everywhere,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “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.”

Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas serve as writers and executive producers, along with Gary Marsh. Andy Fickman directed and executive produced the pilot and will direct multiple episodes.

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