It’s no secret that when Wizards of Waverly Place first premiered on October 12, 2007, the series was immediately a fan favorite. Now, it’s been exactly 13 years since the show premiered on Disney Channel and people are still binge-watching the entire thing from start to finish on Disney+!
The series starred Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise, Gregg Sulkin, Bridgit Mendler and Bailee Madison. It went on for four epic seasons before coming to an end on January 6, 2012, and there’s not a day that goes by that fans don’t miss it, TBH. It followed a magical family who were all competing to become the Family Wizard, while also balancing school, homework, boys and all the other stuff that comes with being a teenager! Not to mention that because they live in the mortal world, they’re forced to keep the powers a secret. Yeah, it was truly an epic show, and everyone can agree that it hasn’t become any less legendary as time has passed.
“We’ve talked about [a reboot], Gregg, Selena, me, Jake, and I think what we said what made the show special, was that we were a family, and that the family stuff together was like a family unit,” David told Access in August 2020. “I think a great place to start the show would be the opposite version of that, so you have somewhere to go throughout the series. So if you started the show where the family’s divided, and not united.”
The actor added, “We all talk about it for fun … Everyone would be down, but it’s just a matter of time I think.”
Over the years, the Wizards stars haven’t just talked about a possible reboot — they’ve even reunited a few times!
“It was one of the greatest times in my life. I will never forget it. I still talk to some of the people from the show,” Selena told U.K.’s KISS FM radio station in December 2019. “I actually would love to [do a reboot]. I don’t know when that will happen or if that will happen but I am 1000 percent down, so we’ll see.”
A woman of her word! In January 2024, Disney announced they would be releasing a reboot of Wizards of Waverly Place, following David Henrie’s character Justin Russo, with Selena set to star as well. Both actors will also be producing the project.
But what has the cast of Wizards of Waverly Place been up to since it ended? Well, between acting, singing, going to college and starting families of their own — they’ve definitely accomplished a lot over the years. Click through our gallery to check out everything the Wizards of Waverly Place stars have done since the show ended.
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