Magic Rekindled: Selena Gomez and David Henrie Reunite for 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Sequel

Sequel Announcement

Disney Channel has officially ordered a pilot for a "Wizards of Waverly Place" sequel, reuniting Selena Gomez and David Henrie as executive producers and stars​​​​.

Role Reprisal

Both Gomez and Henrie will reprise their iconic roles as Alex and Justin Russo, with Henrie as a series regular and Gomez making a guest star appearance in the pilot​​​​.

Plot Focus

The sequel's storyline picks up after a mysterious incident at WizTech, featuring an adult Justin Russo who has left his wizarding powers for a normal life​​.

New Characters

The series introduces new cast members, including Janice LeAnn Brown as a young wizard named Billie, Alkaio Thiele as Justin’s son Roman, and Mimi Gianopulos as Justin's wife Giada​​.

Director and Writers

Andy Fickman is set to direct the pilot, while Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas are on board as writers and executive producers​​.

Social Media Buzz

Gomez and Henrie announced their return to the series on Instagram, sharing a nostalgic throwback picture and expressing excitement for the project​​.

Disney's Promotion

Disney Channel amplified the announcement with a TikTok video featuring a montage of clips from the original show and a sneak peek at the new script​​.

Original Series Impact

The original "Wizards of Waverly Place" series, which aired from 2007-2012, was a hit comedy that launched Selena Gomez's career​​.

Other Original Cast Members

The involvement of other original cast members like Jake T. Austin (Max Russo), Jennifer Stone (Harper Finkle), Maria Canals-Barrera (Theresa Russo), and David DeLuise (Jerry Russo) in the sequel has not yet been announced​​.

Project Development

The sequel is part of Disney's continued efforts to revitalize beloved franchises, bringing back familiar faces and introducing new stories to a modern audience​​.