‘Hocus Pocus’ Is Finally Getting a Sequel on Disney+

The Sanderson Sisters are getting a much-needed sequel, and no, this isn’t just a bunch of hocus pocus.

Disney+ is developing an all-new sequel to the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, according to Variety. Although the streaming service hasn’t released any further details, we do know the script will be written by Jen D’Angelo, who wrote and co-produced Workaholics.

The original Hocus Pocus movie starred Bette Midler (Winifred), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah) and Kathy Najimy (Mary) as a trio of witches dubbed the Sanderson Sisters. While Disney admitted that the actresses aren’t attached to the new project, the studio is “hopeful” there will be some type of involvement.

Hocus Pocus is based on the story by Mick Garris and David Kirschner. It follows the Sanderson Sisters, a group of cursed witches who are resurrected after 300 years by a young boy who moved to Salem, Massachusetts, from Los Angeles. The sisters are horrified to learn that Halloween has become a sugar-fueled holiday, so they make it their mission to reverse the curse that banned them in the first place. Come, little children.

The original movie was directed by Kenny Ortega (Descendants 3). The script was written by Garris (Nightmare Cinema) and Neil Cuthbert (The Adventures of Pluto Nash). In addition to Midler, Parker and Najimy, Hocus Pocus also starred Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani), Vinessa Shaw (Allison) and Doug Jones (Billy).


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