Selena Gomez Reveals New Title for Wizards of Waverly Place Spinoff, Shares First Look Photos

Selena Gomez is ready to return to her Disney days, and she has major updates to share about the upcoming Wizards of Waverly Place sequel series.

At the ABC and Disney Upfronts event on May 14 in New York City, Gomez took the stage to reveal the official title of the spinoff and a true first look at the series. “Sometimes, something magical happens when you do get to go home again,” Gomez said during her presentation, sharing that the revival will be titled Wizards Beyond Waverly Place.

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The original Wizards of Waverly Place aired from 2007 to 2012 on the Disney Channel, and over the past few years, nostalgia surrounding the series has been at an all-time high; Gomez even took a trip to the actual Waverly Place street in 2022.

Could news of a sequel series be more magically timed? Gomez and her former costar David Henrie will both serve as executive producers on the new show; Gomez will be a guest star while Henrie fully reprises his role as Justin Russo, who is now the focus. Shortly after news of the sequel pilot broke in January 2024, Gomez took to social media to share her excitement. “So excited!!” she wrote on an Instagram story sharing an article from Deadline about the series. “WE’RE BACK,” she added on a second one, sharing an old photo of herself and Henrie in character.

Below, find out everything we know so far about Wizards Beyond Waverly Place, including new and returning cast members, release date, plot details, trailer, first look photos, and more.


What is Wizards Beyond Waverly Place going to be about?

According to Disney’s official synopsis of Wizards Beyond Waverly Place, the new series “follows an adult Justin Russo, who has chosen to lead a normal, mortal life with his family, Giada, Roman and Milo. When Justin’s sister Alex brings Billie 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.”

Disney previously shared a first look photo of the series (check it out here) in March, but the network has now shared two more photos alongside the title announcement: one of Alex and Justin standing in the Russo family lair with their wands out, and a photo of the new main cast sitting around a dinner table with a 34th birthday cake in front of Justin.