Disney+ Greenlights WITCH MOUNTAIN Series Pilot starring Bryce Dallas Howard

Disney+ Greenlights WITCH MOUNTAIN Series Pilot starring Bryce Dallas Howard

TODAY, Disney+ announced a pilot greenlight for “Witch Mountain,” a reimagining of the hit movie series. The series is a modern reinvention of the cult classic set in the shadow of ‘Witch Mountain’, following two teenagers who develop strange abilities and discover that their sleepy suburb may not be as idyllic as it seems.

Bryce DALLAS Howard (“Jurassic World: Dominion”) stars as “Audrey”, Tia’s devoted and loving mother. Her husband died of a mental illness, and she tries to reassure a nervous Tia that she shows no signs of following her father’s dark spiral. A warm mama bear type, but like everyone in this town, not everything is as it seems.

Howard is a multi-hyphenate creator who continues to work both on screen and behind the camera. As an actress, she recently starred alongside Chris Pratt in Universal’s “Jurassic World” franchise and next stars in Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller “Argylle” for Apple TV+. Earlier this year, Howard lent his voice to the Star Wars character “Yaddle” in the Disney+ animated series “Tales of the Jedi.” Howard is repped by Entertainment 360, WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

Isabel Gravitt (“The Watcher”), Levi Miller (“Streamline”), Bianca “b” Norwood (“We Crashed”) and Jackson Kelly (“Straight Man”) have been cast in the pilot.

Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas co-wrote the pilot and are executive producers; Augustine Frizzell (“Euphoria”) will direct and is an executive producer on the pilot. John Fox and John Davis of Davis Entertainment are producing in addition to Gary Marsh. Disney Branded Television series are produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.

Isabel Gravitt (series regular) as “Tia”, a straight-A student who is seen by her classmates as “perfect”, even though she sees herself as flawed. Terrified of failure, she is plagued by nightmares and fears that her late father’s schizophrenia is starting to show in her. Tia has “hallucinations” where people around her step outside their living bodies and express their deepest, darkest fears and desires and rages. Gravitt is known for her series regular role as “Ellie Brannock” in Netflix’s limited series “The Watcher”. She debuted in CBS’s pilot “The History of Us” and had recurring roles on ABC’s “American Housewife” and Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere.” Gravitt is represented by Buchwald and Randy James Management.

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Levi Miller (series regular) as “Ben”, a troubled teenager who makes ends meet by writing assignments for other students, but he has a hot temper and if he butchers another student, he gets expelled. Ben is best friends with Corey, his colleague at the diner. He has recently made a disturbing discovery about himself, he can force others around him to move according to his will, and it is something that inexplicably draws him in Tia’s direction. Miller is best known for his roles in “Pan”, “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Better Watch Out”. He was most recently seen in the indie film “Streamline”, is also in Sony’s “Kraven the Hunter”, and linked to the upcoming British indie “Beach Boys”. Miller is repped by Verve, Rogue Management in the UK, Eaton Management in Australia and attorneys Fred Toczek and Jared Bloc.

Bianca “b” Norwood (series regular) as “Corey”, Ben’s closest friend, an outsider with tattoos, Corey is a very mature teenager who comes across as older than they are. They are one step away from expulsion and put more emphasis on looking like a My Chemical Romance song turned anime fan. Corey works at the local diner with Ben and is in his circle of trust, but doesn’t appreciate it when he tries to act as their protector. Norwood most recently starred in the New York Theater Workshop production of “American (Tele)visions.” Most recently, they can be seen in the AppleTV+ series “We Crashed,” as well as the Showtime series “Let the Right One In,” and can be heard voicing a lead role in the new QCODE fantasy podcast series “Birds of Empire.” Norwood is represented by Innovative and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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Jackson Kelly (series regular) as “Peter”, Tia’s closest male friend. Peter is lovesick when it comes to Tia, but she is oblivious to his charm, and equally oblivious to his devotion. But when Tia expresses her concerns about the seemingly impossible events around them, she learns that Peter’s observant, cautious nature may be an asset in unraveling the mystery surrounding them. Jackson has a busy year ahead of the release of his major recurring role in the highly anticipated AMC series “Straight Man” and “Hard Miles.” He is currently starring in the fifth installment of the cult Shudder series “V/H/S/99”. Kelly is represented by Talent Works and 11:11 Entertainment.

About ABC Signature

One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor”, “A Million Little Things”, “The Rookie”, “The Rookie: Feds” and “Home Economics” and the talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at night! ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include “grown-ish” and “The Watchful Eye” for Freeform; “Godfather of Harlem” for MGM+; “Bad Sisters” and “Five Days at Memorial” for Apple; “Fleishman Is In Trouble” for FX; “Reasonable Doubt” and “This Fool” for Hulu. For the Disney+ streaming service, series include “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” “Big Shot,” “National Treasure: Edge of History” and the upcoming “Muppets Mayhem.”

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, along with THE SIMPSONS and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment.

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The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unparalleled access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and TV entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios.

Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of the Disney Bundle, which gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group operates the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content aimed at children, tweens, teenagers and families, with stories that are imaginative, ambitious and reflect their world and experiences.

Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including the Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) series, which consists of more than 100 titles.

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