Disney+ Shares First Look at the “Wizards of Waverly Place” Sequel

Selena Gomez in “Wizards of Waverly Place”
Selena Gomez in “Wizards of Waverly Place”

Wizards of Waverly Place is the latest Disney Channel classic getting a long-awaited follow-up, and Disney just made things official. They gave the sequel series Wizards an official order and shared a first look featuring its stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie.

The sequel series will see Justin Russo (Henrie) trying to lead a normal, mortal life with his family. He’s drawn back into the Wizard World after his sister Alex (Gomez) asks him to mentor a young, powerful wizard-in-training Billie (Janice LeAnn Brown).

Gomez agreed to come back in a guest role, and she’ll also executive produce alongside Henrie, who’ll be credited as a series regular. In addition to Janice LeAnn Brown, the show’s new cast will also include Mimi Gianopulos as Justin’s wife Giada, plus Max Matenko and Alkaio Thiele as his sons Milo and Roman.

Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, confirmed they’ve given this sequel a series order after green-lighting the pilot back in January.

Wizards of Waverly Place captivated hearts with its spellbinding adventures and big laughs, creating unforgettable memories for kids and families everywhere. We can’t wait to step back into the magical world of Wizards,” said Davis in a statement.

Wizards will kick off production in Los Angeles next month, and it’s expected to premiere on Disney Channel and Disney+ later this year.