Fans of “Wizards of Waverly Place” can celebrate because the magical siblings Alex and Justin Russo will be making their comeback to television in the premiere episode of the upcoming sequel to the program, which is called “Wizards.”
During an interview with CBS News, Disney Branded Television stated that the pilot will have executive producers in the form of Selena Gomez and David Henrie, who portrayed the roles of Alex and Justin in the original show, which made its debut in 2007.
It has been announced that Gomez will make a cameo appearance in the pilot episode, and Henrie will play the role of Justin on a regular basis. In addition, newcomers to Waverly Place, such as Janice LeAnn Brown, Alkaio Thiele, and Mimi Gianopulos, will be a part of the cast.
Selena Gomez Returns for ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Reboot on Disney
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According to the press release, the tale of the fantasy-filled sequel follows the protagonist, Justin, who decides to leave his position at WizTech and his magical abilities behind in order to live a normal life with his family.
However, just as he is about to settle down, a powerful young wizard knocks on his door, searching for training. “Justin must embrace his past to ensure the future of the Wizard World.”
The pilot episode was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who were also responsible for the reimagining of “That’s So Raven.”
Gomez posted a throwback shot of herself and Henrie when they were working on the set of “Wizards of Waverly Place” on her Instagram story. The photo was accompanied by the remark, “We’re back.”
She also uploaded a snapshot of Deadline’s report along with an image of what seems to be the pilot script for “Wizards” with the phrase “Home again.” She also stated that she is “so excited” about the news.
Additionally, Henrie and Disney Channel both dropped hints about the news by sharing the front cover of the pilot screenplay alongside a wand on their respective Instagram accounts.
“The Russos are excited to become a part of your family, but we’ve grown,” Henrie said in the description of his image. “We feel like we’ve come a long way.” “2024, the year magic comes back.”