It’s Official: A Hocus Pocus Sequel Is Happening With The Original Cast

Hocus Pocus is also readily available to lease on Prime or stream on Disney+.

Now, Disney+ and Bette Midler have actually validated that a follow up to the initial story is occurring. All the original Sanderson are returning: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. No information yet regarding what the story will be or whether the characters of Max, Dani, and Alison will return or whether we will be dealt with to another immortal cat character now that Thackery Binx has been launched from his curse.

For those superfans who cant wait, the trio will also be reuniting this Friday for a “virtual Hocus Pocus reunion” open to the public. The occasion will be hosted by Elvira and likewise promises cameos by Glenn Close, Billy Crystal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Debney, Samantha Diaz, Todrick Hall, Jennifer Hudson, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Michael Kors, Adam Lambert, George Lopez, Alex Moffat, Vinessa Shaw, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Kenan Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg, and other “surprise guests”. The task will benefit the New York Restoration Project which was established by Midler (and tickets are available here).

The 1993 (primarily) family-friendly horror funny was a sleeper hit. Originally panned by critics and not an industrial success, the years have actually been very kind to Hocus Pocus. Millennials who matured watching the film on the Disney channel turned it into an annual ritual, no Halloween was complete without a Hocus Pocus viewing. It is now considered a cult classic.

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It resembles a 90s fever dream in the middle of a very bad year. This Halloween week just got even much better with the main statement that fans will get the Hocus Pocus sequel they have actually been waiting over 20 years for.