Iconic Wizards Return: Selena Gomez and David Henrie Lead Disney’s Enchanting Sequel

January 19, 2024

Disney Channel has given the green light for a pilot of the highly anticipated sequel to the beloved series “Wizards of Waverly Place,” reuniting magical siblings Alex and Justin Russo for another enchanting chapter in their lives.

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The sequel unfolds after a mysterious incident at WizTech, where adult Justin Russo, portrayed by David Henrie, has chosen a non-wizard life with his wife and two sons. However, his tranquil existence takes an unexpected turn when a potent young wizard seeking training arrives at his doorstep.


The sequel features David Henrie reprising his role as Justin Russo, with Selena Gomez making a guest appearance as her character Alex Russo. Joining the cast are Janice LeAnn Brown, Alkaio Thiele, and Mimi Gianopulos.

  • Janice LeAnn Brown portrays the powerful young wizard in need of training.
  • Alkaio Thiele takes on the role of Roman Russo, Justin’s eldest son.
  • Mimi Gianopulos embodies Giada, Justin’s wife.


Selena Gomez and David Henrie, original stars, serve as executive producers for the sequel. The pilot is crafted and executive produced by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, known for co-creating Disney’s sequel series “Raven’s Home.”

While the official release date remains undisclosed, Disney is unmistakably eager to revive “Wizards of Waverly Place.” This revival aligns seamlessly with Disney Branded Television’s strategy to rejuvenate Disney Channel with heartwarming multi-cam sitcoms.

Final Thoughts:

A decade after the original series concluded, Gomez and Henrie are set to revisit their iconic roles, portraying adults navigating the complexities of family, careers, and magic. The sequel is poised to recapture the magic and charm that endeared “Wizards of Waverly Place” to fans. Stay tuned for further updates on this thrilling project!

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