Selena Gomez will executive-produce and star in one-hour special to premiere in early 2013, reports Deadline. Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin willl reprise their original roles. The storyline takes the Russo family and friends to 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 an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and
humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself, all atop the Tower of Pisa. The TV special was written by Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (Wizards Of Waverly Place) & Dan Berendsen (Baby Daddy).
Victor Gonzalez (Wizards Of Waverly Place) will direct. Wizards Of Waverly Place was created by Todd J. Greenwald (Hannah Montana) and is produced by It’s a Laugh Productions for Disney Channel. Wizards Of Waverly Place won its third
Best Children’s Program Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards earlier this month. It has won twice for the series (2009, 2012) and once for the its TV movie offshoot (2010). It is the only scripted series to win the award in the past two decades, since Disney Channel’s Avonlea did it in 1993. Are YOU excited?