Selena Gomez to Executive Produce New “Wizards of Waverly Place” TV Movie
Rumors of a second “Wizards of Waverly Place” TV movie started right after the success of the first, but with the series ending in January, many fans thought the show was over. Well, today is your lucky day!
Disney Channel just announced the the Russo family will be back for a brand new one-hour TV movie set to film this October and air in early 2013.
Selena Gomez will be back as Alex Russo and will also serve as an executive producer of the project. Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin are all said to be back as well. David Henrie’s name was not included in the release, but fingers crossed he will be back too!
In the new “Wizards of Waverly Place” TV movie, the Russo family and friends travel the Tuscany, Italy to meet their long lost relatives, but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a “good” Alex and “evil” Alex. When Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard’s foreboding plan to take over the world, “good” Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a battle between the two versions of herself on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
“With the phenomenal ratings of the Wizards finale earlier this year, it became clear that fans of the series were not ready to say goodbye to Selena or the rest of the ‘Wizards’ cast. As such, we’re thrilled that the cast has agreed to reunite to bring their fans one last grand adventure,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide.
Are you excited for the Wizards reunion?