Selena Gomez will star in and executive produce a still-untitled one-hour ‘Wizards’ special set to premiere in early 2013 that will reunite her with co-stars Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, Jake T. Austin, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin. Selena told Radio Disney:
‘I’m working on my new record and I had great projects I was a part of this year, but ‘Wizards’ and Disney Channel and everything that is a part of this is my home. I’m not ready for it to be over, so I just kind of want to do one more thing.’
Gomez said it was her idea to come back for the special, which she is excited to executive produce: ‘I wanted to do it really badly. I want to make sure I promise the cast and the fans a really, really good hour-long event that they can enjoy and will leave them feeling good.’
Production on the show will start in October, nine months after the January ‘Wizards’ series finale set a high mark as one of the most-watched kids program on cable this year with 11.3 million total viewers. The story line will find the Russo family and friend traveling to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives.
Along the way, when Gomez’s Alex tries to prove she’s not just a good-natured Wizard, she accidentally casts a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. Good Alex is then forced to step in and save the world from Evil Alex’s plot to take over the world, culminating in an epic battle between the two Alexes atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa.