Halloween may be over, but the Sanderson sisters are just getting started. That’s right – Hocus Pocus 2 has officially entered production.

Filming for the sequel to the supernatural cult-classic recently kicked off in Rhode Island. The new feature film will see all three original Sanderson sisters return; Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary. Doug Jones will also reprise his role as zombie Billy Butcherson. 

Today Disney also revealed three new cast members starring in Hocus Pocus 2. Whitney Peak (Gossip Girl) joins as Becca, Lilia Buckingham (Dirt) as Cassie, and Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories) as Izzy. In the movie, the three young women living in present-day Salem incite the wrath of the witches. 

Here’s the official synopsis of the film from Disney:

It’s 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. 

Hocus Pocus 2 comes from director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, Dumplin’ ).

“I am beyond thrilled to be involved in the sequel to a film that is as beloved as Hocus Pocus,” said 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?”

Other stars announced for Hocus Pocus 2 include recent Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), as well as Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson, and Nina Kitchen.

The witchy sequel plans to charm Disney+ subscribers in Fall 2022. But for now, you can still head over to the platform to stream the original Hocus Pocus.

So, what do you think about the Hocus Pocus sequel? Do you watch the original every Halloween like me? Let us know in the comments below.

Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on titles headed to Disney+.

Source: Disney