Late last week, Disney+ wrapped production on the long-awaited Hocus Pocus sequel, Hocus Pocus 2. While the studio confirmed a the film will debut in Fall 2022, producer Adam Shankman revealed that it will debut on the streamer this Halloween.
Shankman took to Instagram to celebrate the films wrap saying, “SISTAAAAAHHHHSSS! Aaaaand that’s a WRAP!!! #hocuspocus2 Congratulations to the amazing team @bettemidler @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy @567and8 @mrsleshem and the WHOOOOLLLEEEE cast and crew!!! Coming to you #halloween #2022 on @disneyplus“
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.