Disney+ brings back Witch Mountain! The streaming platform announced that they are turning the classic film trilogy into a Disney+ series with the main cast Bryce Dallas Howard. Keep reading for everything we know about the upcoming series.
Disney+ ‘Witch Mountain’ series: plot, original, more
The series is described as a modern take on the franchise and follows “two teenagers who develop strange abilities and discover that their sleepy suburb may not be as idyllic as it seems.”
The first Escape to Witch Mountain the film was released in 1975, based on the 1968 book of the same name written by Alexander Key. The original film was shown Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann as teenagers Tia and Tony discover they have superpowers and are from another planet. Ray Milland played a cruel millionaire who traps the couple for using their powers.
After the success of Escape to Witch Mountain, two sequels followed in 1978 and 1982, and a made-for-TV remake was released in 1995. Additionally, Disney attempted a reboot in 2009 starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb and Alexander Ludwig.
Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas will serve as executive producers on the series, with Augustine Frizzell set to direct and produce the pilot. John Fox and John Davis of Davis Entertainment is executive producing along with Gary Marsh.
Who is starring in Disney+’s ‘Witch Mountain’ series?
Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for Jurassic World franchise, will play Audrey, co Isabel Gravitt from Netflix The Watcher like Tia, Streamline‘s Levi Miller like Ben, Bianca “b” Norwood like Corey and Jackson Kelly like Peter.
Bryce’s character of Audrey is described as Tia’s devoted and loving mother, whose husband recently died of a mental illness. She tries to reassure a nervous Tia that she shows no signs of following her father’s dark spiral. But like everyone in their town, all is not as it seems.
Isabel will play Tia, who is described as “a straight-A student who is seen by her classmates as ‘perfect,’ even though she sees herself as flawed,” according to Variety. “She is terrified of failure and 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.”
Disney+ ‘Witch Mountain’ series release date
Disney+ has yet to announce a premiere date for Witch Mountain series. However, the show has started filming from December 2022!
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