Halloween is Over But Hocus Pocus 2 is Underway

Feeling sad that Halloween is over for another year? Well, not all Hallo-hope is lost…

Production on Hocus Pocus 2, the haunting sequel to Disney’s Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus, is now underway in Rhode Island.

Hocus Pocus 2 will be a Disney+ original film and will be directed by Anne Fletcher. The film debuts exclusively for Halloween next year.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy revisit their roles as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary, the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters who bewitched audiences in the 1993 original film. Doug Jones also returns as Billy Butcherson. Joining them are Whitney Peak  as Becca, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie, and Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, three young women in present-day Salem who incite the wrath of the three witches.

It has been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters who were executed for practicing witchcraft, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to figure out how to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before midnight on All Hallow’s Eve.

“I am beyond thrilled to be involved in the sequel to a film that is as beloved as ‘Hocus Pocus,’” says director Anne Fletcher. “Fans around the world have embraced these characters and have made this film a Halloween tradition whose popularity continues to grow, and how lucky am I to be back at Disney with these three extraordinarily talented ladies in the iconic roles they created, as well as our fabulous new additions to the cast?”

Hocus Pocus 2 is written by Jen D’Angelo and produced by Lynn Harris, with Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter and David Kirschner serving as executive producers.

The cult classic Halloween film Hocus Pocus is now streaming on Disney+ and will be joined by Hocus Pocus 2 for Halloween 2022.


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