So, THAT’S what the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ reunion was all about. Stars of the collection – from David Henrie to Jennifer Stone – popped up in New Hope Club’s new music video, however some followers nonetheless wished Selena Gomez.

After rumors and hypothesis, the Wizards of Waverly Place reunion lastly occurred – sorta. The forged appeared all through the video, one which depicted a time-spanning love triangle. Fans have been in a position to catch Justin Russo (David Henrie, 30), Harper Finkle (Jennifer Stone, 27), Theresa Russo (Maria Canals Barrera, 53), Maxine Russo (Bailee Madison, 20) and Jerry Russo (David DeLuise, 48). All they wanted was Max and Alex Russo (aka Jake T. Austin, 25, and Selena Gomez, 27) to finish it. “Did I simply see RUSSO household…. I’m wondering the place Alex is…”

The video additionally included appearances by Maddie Ziegler, Meg Donnelly, Robyn Full of life, and Excessive College Musical’s Bart Johnson. All got here collectively to inform a narrative that began within the 1950s and wound up on a sofa in 2020, with the query of “what may have been?” lingering within the air. “We had the storyline, and visuals pictured in our heads and are so proud to have captured that on video,” says New Hope Membership lead singer Blake Richardson mentioned in a press release. The band performs in several eras, paying homage to all their music heroes. “It was so superb, enjoyable, and completely different to see New Hope Membership ‘by means of the years’ whereas conserving to a selected storyline. And Bailee was so nice to work with. We knew we may put all our belief in her to convey our imaginative and prescient to life.”

“Blake and I have been discussing visible concepts for a music about shedding somebody and the way a lot that hurts, however that seeing that individual with another person can be worse,” mentioned Bailee, who directed the video. “Blake and I play a pair whose story is advised by means of completely different a long time and situations the place he realizes my character isn’t as loyal as he would hope.”

“Since this was my first time directing,” added Bailee, “I wished to share the second with some pals of mine which were so supportive by means of the years. I used to be so excited when a few of my ‘Wizards’ castmates have been on the town and all the way down to be part of it. I’ve identified them since I used to be 11 years previous, and being again along with their encouragement and help was so unimaginable.”

WOWP followers received the primary glimpse of this reunion in the beginning of march when Maria Canals-Barrera posted a behind-the-scenes shot. “Filming one thing completely RAD at present,” she captioned the shot of her alongside together with her castmates, all decked out in 1980s gear. Whereas many have been hyped to see all them again collectively, a standard chorus then was, “The place’s Selena?”

Although the video was lacking Alex Russo, the speedy response to it was constructive. New Hope Club’s followers thought that “Worse” was the very best. This new launch continues the momentum the band started in the beginning of the yr. They launched their self-titled debut album in February, and have been serving to followers get by means of the quarantine with reside streams packed stuffed with fan-picked cowl songs.