“Wizards of Waverly Place” stars Selena Gomez and David Henrie are reuniting for a revival of the comedy series which ran from 2007 through until 2012.
Disney Channel is ordering a pilot for an updated take with the pair set to executive produce. Henrie is attached as a series regular, whilst Gomez will make a guest appearance in the pilot as Alex Russo.
Taking place after a mysterious incident at WizTech, Henrie will play a grown-up Justin Russo who has abandoned his wizarding powers for an everyday, magic-free life with his family.
That’s upended when a young wizard (Janice LeAnn Brown) finds him and asks him for help in both training and ensuring the future of the wizard world.
Mimi Gianopulos and Alkaio Thiele have also been cast as Justin’s wife, Giada, and elder son, Roman respectively.
Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (“Raven’s Home”) are writing the pilot and will executive produce with Gomez, Henrie, Gary Marsh and Andy Fickman.