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Selena Gomez, David Henrie to reunite for 'Wizards of Waverly Place' sequel

By Melanie Uson Published Jan 19, 2024 1:09 pm

Excited to witness another magical adventure with the Russos? 

After over a decade, Selena Gomez and David Henrie are set to reprise their roles as siblings in the classic Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place. 

According to a report by Deadline, Selena will return as a guest cast in her original role as Alex, while David will reprise his role as Justin as a series regular. 

The pilot will be produced by Selena and David along with Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, Gary Marsh, and Andy Fickman, who will also direct the episode.  

According to the report, the story “picks up after a mysterious incident at WizTech, where an adult Justin Russo has left his wizard powers behind, opting for a normal, human life with his wife and two sons. But he gets a surprise when a powerful young wizard in need of training shows up at his door… and Justin must embrace his past to ensure the future of the Wizard World.” 

Joining them in the pilot are Janice LeAnn Brown, who will play a powerful young wizard named Billie; Alkaio Thiele as Roman, Justine’s eldest son; and Mimi Gianopulos, who will play Justine’s wife named Giada. 

Disney Channel also posted a teaser, showing the pilot script with Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas as the writers. 

“Get ready for the Russo’s to become apart of your family once again, but we’ve grown,” David commented on the post. 

Selena, meanwhile, posted a throwback photo with David in the series and wrote, “We’re back." 

Created by Todd J. Greenwald Wizards of Waverly Place first premiered in 2007 and ran until 2012. Following the story of Russo siblings who are exploring their capabilities as wizards while dealing with life growing up, it spawned a movie dubbed Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, which premiered in 2009. They also had a cast reunion in 2013 in a special TV series The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.