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‘Witch Mountain’ pilot with Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabel Gravitt and Levi Miller ordered by Disney+, 2 more cast – deadline

‘Witch Mountain’ pilot with Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabel Gravitt and Levi Miller ordered by Disney+, 2 more cast – deadline

Disney+ has given a formal pilot order to Witch Mountaina reimagining of the popular Disney film series, with Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Dominion), Isabel Gravitt (The Watcher) and Levi Miller (streamline shape) set to star. The project comes from 12 monkeys duo Travis Fickett and Terry Matalas, Davis Entertainment (The blacklist) and ABC Signature.

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(L to R): Isabel Gravitt, Levi Miller, Bianca “b” Norwood and Jackson Kelly

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Also cast as series regulars in the pilot Bianca “b” Norwood (We crashed) and Jackson Kelly (Right man). Witch Mountain has Gravitt in first position. She was also a series regular on The Watcherwhich originated as a limited series before being renewed for a second season by Netflix.

Witch Mountain has had a flashing pilot green light since March when Disney+ also ordered the opening of a writers’ room for several scripts.

Co-written by Fickett and Matalas, the series is a modern reinvention of the cult classic set in the shadow of Witch Mountain, following two teenagers, Tia (Gravitt) and Ben (Miller) who develop strange abilities and discover their sleepy suburb. perhaps not as idyllic as it seems.

Gravitt’s Tia is 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.

Miller plays Ben, a troubled teenager who makes ends meet by writing papers for other students, but he has a hot temper and if he hits another student, he will be 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.

Howard stars as Audrey, Tia’s (Gravitt) 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.

Norwood portrays 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.

Kelly is 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.

Fickett and Matalas executive produce. 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.

The Disney film series is based on the 1968 novel, Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. The films center on alien children who must return to their home planet, as successive characters try to intercept the aliens before they can escape. The first film in the franchise, Escape To Witch Mountain, was published in 1975. It was followed by Return from Witch Mountain in 1978, Beyond Witch Mountain in 1982, Disney’s Escape To Witch Mountain in 1995 and The race to the witch mountain in 2009.

Howard recently starred alongside Chris Pratt in Universal’s Jurassic World franchise and the next player in Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller Argyll for Apple TV+. Earlier this year, Howard expressed Star Wars the character Yaddle in the animated Disney+ series Tales of the Jedi. Howard is repped by Entertainment 360, WME and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.

Gravitt is known for her role as Ellie Brannock in The Watcher. She debuted in CBS’ pilot The story of us and had recurring roles in ABCs American Housewifeand Hulu’s Small fires everywhere . Gravitt is repped by Buchwald and Randy James Management.

Miller is best known for his roles in Pan, a wrinkle in timeand Better watch out. He was last seen in the indie film Streamlinealso plays in Sony’s Kraven the hunter and is 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.

Norwood most recently starred in the New York Theater Workshop production of American (tele)visions.They can be seen in the AppleTV+ series We crashed as well as Showtime’s Drop 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.

Kelly will next be seen in a major recurring role on the upcoming AMC series Right manand in the cycling drama Hard Miles . He is currently starring in the fifth installment of the Shudder series W/H/S/99. Kelly is repped by Talent Works and 11:11 Entertainment.

In television, Davis Entertainment is behind NBC’s The blacklist and Magnum P.I as well as CBS’ The Equalizer and Netflix Blockbusters. The company has one Waterlandserial adaptation in works at UCP.

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