It's a Laugh Productions is producing the upcoming hour-long Wizards of Waverly Place special for Disney Channel titled "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex".
Background extras are currently being hired and will be cast throughout
production. Shooting is taking place in Santa Clarita, CA. Disney
Channel stated that after the huge ratings of the "Wizards" finale on
January 6, 2012, it became obvious that fans of the show were not ready
to say farewell to Selena or the rest of the cast. Therefore the cast
agreed to reunite to bring their fans one last grand adventure! Victor Gonzalez is directing "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex" from
a teleplay written by two-time Primetime Emmy Award winners Ben
Montanio and Vince Cheung, along with long-time Disney Channel writer
Daniel Berendsen. Gonzalez directed the majority of "Wizards of Waverly
Place" episodes, and has also directed multiple episodes of the Disney
Channel shows "Pair of Kings," "Lab Rats," "Kickin' It," and "A.N.T.
Farm". The creative team of Ben Montanio and Vince Cheung have written
for such hit shows as "Married with Children," "Wendy Wu: Homecoming
Warrior," "The Steve Harvey Show," and "Ned's Declassified School
Survival Guide". In addition to writing for many Disney Channel series,
Daniel Berendsen wrote the Disney Channel movies "Hannah Montana: The
Movie," "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," "The Cheetah Girls: One
World," and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam". Details Here: Disney Casting Background for "The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex"