Good news, Wizards of Waverly Place fans!
Following the reunion of the show’s mainstays Selena Gomez and David Henrie, creator Todd J. Greenwald hinted on a possible reboot. But Greenwald is not talking about a TV special, he wants a full-length feature! Learn more about this exciting news below.
‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Cast and Creators Hint on Possible Revival
Before Selena Gomez became the megastar she is today, she began her career as the lead star of one of Disney Channel’s highest rating shows, Wizards of Waverly Place. Gomez took on the role of Alex Russo, the only daughter of the Russo family. Acting alongside Gomez were David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, and Jennifer Stone.
Wizards of Waverly Place follows the Russo family who live in Waverly Place in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The family harbors a secret, Mr. Russo is a former family wizard, while his wife, Theresa, is a mortal. In an attempt to adapt to normal life, they run a sandwich shop just along the strip. Each episode chronicles the Russo children’s journey as they navigate through their pubescent years while coming into terms with their powers.
The television program garnered positive reviews from critics and had a successful four-season run in Disney Channel. Some of the highest ratings were thanks to the show’s special spin-off episodes and crossovers. The Wizards of Waverly Place crossover with Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana was one of the highest-rated shows in Disney Channel history, while the final episode was the most-watched finale in cable TV telecast.
‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Cast Reunite 4 Years Later
From being a child star, Gomez has gone on to be one of the most in-demand artists of today, so when she posted her first Instagram story over the weekend, it immediately made front page news. Gomez sparked rumors of a possible Wizards of Waverly place reunion when the photo she shared was of her and Henrie. During their time together, they began brainstorming where their characters, Alex and Justin, would be today.
Greenwald chimed in by saying that Russo’s sandwich shop could now be replaced with a Jamba Juice outlet and later expressed his thoughts about a “grown-up theatrical version.”
The news sent Wizards fans into haywire as the show has not been on air since 2013. An actual movie would mean that all characters should be involved, and by the looks of it, everyone seems to be on board with the idea!