Disney Channel has reportedly announced the cast of their upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) Upside-Down Magic, according to Deadline.

  • Upside-Down Magic is based on The New York Times bestselling fantasy fiction children’s books of the same name from authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins.
  • The announcement of the cast comes in conjunction with the beginning of production on the new DCOM.
  • The movie focuses on 13-year-old Nory Boxwood Horace and her best friend Reina Carvajal who each discover they have magical abilities and enter Sage Academy for magical studies.
  • The movie will be led by newcomer Izabela Rose and Siena Agudong (No Good Nick).
  • They will be joined by:
    • Vicki Lewis (Finding Nemo, Newsradio)
    • Kyle Howard (My Boys)
    • Elie Samouhi (Bizaardvark)
    • Alison Fernandez (Once Upon a Time)
    • Max Torina (Raven’s Home)
    • Cynthia Kaye McWilliams (Prince of Peoria)
    • Elaine Kao (American Koko)
    • Yasmeen Fletcher (Andi Mack)
    • Amitai Marmorstein (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)
    • Callum Seagram Airlie (When Calls the Heart)
  • Upside-Down Magic is written by Nick Pustay (Ramona and Beezus) and Josh Cagan (Kim Possible) with Suzanne Farwell (The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give) and Susan Cartsonis (Descendants 3, The Duff) executive producing.
  • Joe Nussbaum (Just Add Magic, Gabby Duran & The Unsittables), will also executive produce as well as direct.
  • The Disney Channel Original Movie is currently set to premiere next summer.

What they’re saying:

  • Lauren Kisilevsky, vice president, Original Movies, Disney Channels Worldwide: “We cannot wait for Disney Channel viewers to meet Nory, a funny, charismatic and optimistic heroine whose unwavering belief that her unusual talents, along with those of her wonky friends, are just as valuable as those of her peers. At the heart of our story is Nory and Reina’s friendship, in which they help each other learn that what makes them different makes them special.”