This is a live-update article and it will be updated as new details about Wizards Of Waverly Place Reboot come our way. This is what we know so far.
Since the announcement on January 18, 2024, that the popular Wizards of Waverly Place is coming back, excitement has been building up. Selena Gomez, who played the lead character Alex Russo, shared the news on Instagram, which set the internet ablaze with anticipation.
The revival will feature a grown-up Justin Russo, played by David Henrie, which has raised several questions among fans. In this article, we will take a look at what we know so far about the Wizards of Waverly Place reboot.
Fans who are looking forward to the magical reunion might need to practice some patience. While a concrete release date remains elusive, Henrie's Instagram post hinted at a 2024 debut. Accompanied by a photo of a wand resting on the pilot episode script, Henrie expressed the Russo family's excitement to be part of our lives once again.
“The Russo’s are excited to become a part of your family, once again, but we’ve grown 😊 2024, the year magic comes back! 🪄,” he said in the caption.
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According to writers and executive producers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, the spinoff will follow Justin Russo as an adult who sacrificed his wizard powers for family life. An unexpected emergency at WizTech thrusts a young wizard in need of guidance into his world, compelling Justin to step back into the magical realm he left behind.
The reboot promises a mix of familiar and fresh faces. Henrie reprises his role as Justin, while Gomez will make a guest appearance in the pilot episode as Alex. The dynamic duo also takes on executive producer roles.
Jake T. Austin, the Russo's younger brother Max, excitedly shared the news on Instagram that he will be returning as well.
Mr. and Mrs. Russo, portrayed by David DeLuise and Maria Canals-Barrera, respectively, will also make a comeback.
New additions to the cast include Janice LeAnn Brown as Billie, the young wizard seeking Justin's guidance, Alkaio Thiele as Roman Russo, Max Matenko as Justin's younger son, and Mimi Gianopulos as Giada, Justin's wife.
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Wondering where to catch the enchanting revival? The Wizards of Waverly Place reboot will find its home on Disney+, ensuring fans can relive the magic at their convenience. For those eager to prepare, all four seasons of the original sitcom, along with the movie and The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, are available for streaming on Disney+.
For those who want to take a trip down memory lane, let's revisit how the original series of The Wizards of Waverly Place concluded. In 2012, Alex won the wizard competition and secured her magical powers. Justin was offered a role as headmaster at WizTech and retained his magical abilities. Max, on the other hand, was destined to take over the Waverly Sub Station. The wizards united once more in 2013 for The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, a Disney Channel original movie.
The upcoming reboot of The Wizards of Waverly Place promises to reignite the magic that captured audiences in the 2000s. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to be spellbound once again!