It’s been nearly three decades since the Sanderson sisters first appeared in Hocus Pocus. Today, it was announced that they’ll finally return this fall.
At Disney’s Upfront presentation this afternoon, it was revealed that Hocus Pocus 2 will exclusively premiere on Disney+ on September 30th, just in time to cast a spell on Disney+ subscribers this Halloween.
After being announced five years ago, the highly anticipated sequel entered production last year, and ended production this past January.
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Set 29 years after the events of the first film, three young women accidentally bring back The Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
Hocus Pocus 2 stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, who return as the Sanderson sisters. Also returning from the original is Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson. Newcomers to the cast include Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson, and Nina Kitchen.
The script was written by Jen D’Angelo of Workaholics fame and is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal), who took over directing duties from Adam Shankman, who is currently working on post-production for Disenchanted. Shankman is still aboard the project as a producer.
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