Selena Gomez and David Henrie Reunite for ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Sequel

Disney’s signature comedy, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, is getting a sequel. Disney Branded Television has ordered a pilot for the follow-up, which is executive produced by original stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie.

Gomez will guest star in the pilot as Alex Russo, the character that helped launch her career. David Henrie will reprise the role of Justin Russo as a series regular. New cast members include Janice LeAnn Brown, Alkaio Thiele, and Mimi Gianopulos.

The sequel 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. However, a powerful young wizard in need of training shows up at his door, forcing Justin to embrace his past.

In addition to Gomez and Henrie, the revival pilot comes from writers and executive producers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas. Gary Marsh and Andy Fickman will also executive produce, with Fickman directing.

Created by Todd J. Greenwald, the original series ran from 2007-2012 and followed the Russo family, where three siblings navigated the challenges of adolescence while mastering their magical abilities.

The pilot order caps years of online chatter about a potential ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ revival or reboot. It also fits into Disney Branded Television’s strategy of beefing up Disney Channel’s lineup of multi-camera sitcoms.

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