Disney Channel Confirms Fan Favorite ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Revival With Selena Gomez and David Henrie.
Selena Gomez has confirmed the Disney Channels ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ revival is in the works. In an Instagram short posted a little while ago, actress and pop sensation Selena Gomez confirmed the Deadline Article about the return of the Disney Channel’s favorite show ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’. The Disney Channel’s Official Facebook page just confirmed with a post featuring a wand and a script. WIZARDS “Pilot” Written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas.
Followed by David Henrie who played Justine in the original show reposting the Disney Channel Facebook post. “
Disney Channel is set to revive the comedy series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” with a pilot ordered for a modern take on the original 2007-2012 show. Executive producers for the project include original cast members Selena Gomez and David Henrie, with Henrie also taking on a series regular role.
Wizards of Waverly Place
Alex, Justin, and Max Russo are not your ordinary kids, they are wizards in training. While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers. But when they turn 18, only one will be deemed worthy enough to become the family wizard.
In the updated storyline, Henrie’s character, grown-up Justin Russo, has forsaken his wizarding powers for a normal, magic-free life with his family. However, his life takes a magical turn when a young wizard, portrayed by Janice LeAnn Brown of Disney’s “Just Roll With It,” seeks his assistance in training and safeguarding the future of the wizarding world.
Gomez will make a guest appearance in the pilot as Alex Russo, Justin’s sister. Additional cast members include Mimi Gianopulos and Alkaio Thiele, playing Justin’s wife, Giada, and elder son, Roman, respectively.
The pilot is being written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, known for their work on “Raven’s Home,” and the executive production team includes Gomez, Henrie, Gary Marsh, and director Andy Fickman. “Wizards of Waverly Place” played a pivotal role in launching Selena Gomez’s career and was part of Disney Channel’s era of successful sitcoms like Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven, and others. While Disney Channel’s live-action comedy production has slowed in recent years, the revival aims to bring back the magic to the network’s programming lineup.
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