Disney+ Revives 'Witch Mountain' Franchise With Series Pilot Order, Casting Revealed

Disney+ Revives 'Witch Mountain' Franchise With Series Pilot Order, Casting Revealed

The Witch Mountain franchise is making a comeback, over ten years since the last title!

Disney+ has ordered a new pilot for an upcoming series, a reimagining of the franchise, with Bryce Dallas Howard set to lead.

Also joining the cast are Isabel Gravitt and Levi Miller, all three no strangers to working on Disney projects.

Find out more inside…

Bryce recently voiced Yaddle in the Disney+ series Tales of the Jedi, and has directed episodes of Star Wars shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, while Isabel has had recurring roles on Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere and ABC’s American Housewife. Levi previously starred in A Wrinkle in Time.

Witch Mountain will follow two teens that develop strange abilities and discover their sleepy suburb may not be as idyllic as it seems.

Bryce will play Audrey, Tia’s devoted and loving mother. Her husband died from a mental illness and she tries to reassure a fretful Tia that she shows no sign of following her father’s dark spiral. A warm mama bear type, but like everyone in this town, not everything is as it seems.

Joining the cast also includes Bianca “b” Norwood and Jackson Kelly. Found out more about each of the roles below…

Isabel will play Tia, a straight-A student who’s regarded by her classmates as “perfect,” although she regards herself as flawed. She’s terrified of failure and is plagued by nightmares and fears that her late father’s schizophrenia is starting to exhibit itself in her. Tia has “hallucinations” in which people around her step outside their living bodies and voice their deepest, darkest fears and desires and rages.

Levi plays Ben, a troubled teen who makes ends meet by writing papers for other students but he’s got a hot temper and if he slugs another student, he’ll be expelled. Ben is best friends with Corey, his co-worker at the diner. He’s recently made a troubling discovery about himself, he can force others in his vicinity to move according to his will and there’s something drawing him inexplicably in the direction of Tia. Levi will also be seen in the upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie!

Bianca will star as Corey, Ben’s closest friend, an outsider with tattoos, Corey is a very mature teen who comes across older than they are. They are one step away from expulsion and puts more care into looking like a My Chemical Romance song that became an anime fan. Corey works at the local diner alongside Ben and is in his circle of trust, but doesn’t appreciate it when he tries to act as their protector.

Jackson is set to portray Peter, Tia’s closest male friend. Peter is lovesick on the subject of Tia, but she’s unaware of his charms, and equally unaware of his devotion. But when Tia expresses her concerns about the seemingly impossible happenings around them, she learns that Peter’s observant, cautious nature might be an asset in figuring out the mystery around them.

Witch Mountain is a reimagining of the Escape to Witch Mountain franchise, which first released in 1975, based on the book by Alexander Key, followed by the sequel Return from Witch Mountain in 1978, and the TV movie Beyond Witch Mountain in 198.

Another Escape to Witch Mountain was made in 1995, followed by the remake Race to Witch Mountain, starring Dwayne Johnson, in 2009.

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