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Disney+ Greenlights “Witch Mountain” Pilot Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Reimagining the Classic Film Franchise

Disney+ Greenlights “Witch Mountain” Pilot Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Reimagining the Classic Film Franchise

Disney+ today announced a pilot green light for Witch Mountain, a reimagining of the successful film 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.

Left: Bryce Dallas Howard, Top L-R: Isabel Gravitt, Levi Miller.  Bottom L-R: Bianca

Left: Bryce Dallas Howard, Top L-R: Isabel Gravitt, Levi Miller. Bottom L-R: Bianca “b

What’s up:

  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Dominion) will direct the pilot together with Isabel Gravitt (The Watcher), Levi Miller (Streamline), Bianca “b” Norwood (We crashed) and Jackson Kelly (Right man).
  • Bryce Dallas Howard 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 with Chris Pratt in Universal’s Jurassic World franchise and the next player in Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller Argyllfor Apple TV+. Earlier this year, Howard lent his voice to Star Wars the character “Yaddle” in the Disney+ animated series Tales of the Jedi.
  • Isabel Gravitt 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 the Netflix limited series The Watcher . She also had recurring roles in ABC‘s American Housewifeand Hulu‘s Small fires everywhere.
  • Levi Miller as “Ben”, a troubled teenager who makes ends meet by writing assignments for other students, but he has a hot temper and if he hits 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 timeand Better watch out.
  • Bianca “b” Norwood as “Corey”, Ben’s closest friend, an outsider with tattoos, Corey is a very mature teenager who feels 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 can be seen in the AppleTV+ series We crashedas well as the Showtime series Drop the correct one in .
  • Jackson Kelly 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 him with the release of his major recurring role in the highly anticipated AMC series Right manand Hard Miles. He is currently starring in the fifth installment of the cult Shudder franchise W/H/S/99 .
  • Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas co-wrote the pilotWitch Mountainand 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.
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