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"Wizards of Waverly Place" Spinoff Reveals First Look and Official Title

Wed 15 May 2024 | 03:29 PM
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place
Yara Sameh

Disney Channel’s upcoming “Wizards of Waverly Place” sequel series has received and official title: “Wizards Beyond Waverly Place.”

Selena Gomez, who starred in the original series as Alex Russo and executive produced the spinoff, announced the news during Disney’s 2024 upfront presentation, during which the company also released new photos from the show — giving a first look at the grown-up versions of Alex and her brother Justin (David Henrie), as well as the new Russo family members.

“Wizards: Beyond Waverly Place” follows an adult Justin Russo, who has chosen to lead a normal, mortal life with his family, Giada (Mimi Gianopulos), Roman (Alkaio Thiele) and Milo (Max Matenko). When Justin’s sister Alex brings Billie (Janice LeAnn Brown) to his home seeking help, Justin realizes he must dust off his magical skills to mentor the wizard-in-training while also juggling his everyday responsibilities and safeguarding the future of the Wizard World.

Additionally, Taylor Cora has been cast in the series regular role of Winter, who is described as “Billie’s bubbly, quirky and oversharing best friend.”

Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place

Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas serve as writers and executive producers of “Wizards: Beyond Waverly Place.” 

Along with Gomez, executive producers also include Henrie and Gary Marsh. 

Andy Fickman directed and executive produced the pilot and will direct multiple episodes. 

The series will premiere later this year.

During the upfront, Gomez also revealed the first teaser for Season 4 of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” in which she stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.