Disney is bringing back some original magic with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy set to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters in the upcoming sequel to Hocus Pocus.
The Sanderson Sisters are back for the upcoming spooky sequel, Hocus Pocus 2. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as the hilarious and wicked Sanderson sisters. The Halloween cult classic will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in 2022.
In “Hocus Pocus 2,” three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.
Production for the highly anticipated sequel begins this fall with director Anne Fletcher at the helm. Fletcher will be taking over for friend and colleague Adam Shankman. Shankman had this to say about his good friend Anne:
“As heartbroken as I am that I won’t be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” says executive producer Adam Shankman. “I am still grateful and proud to help shepherd this ingenious project as executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend since she helped get me the job choreographing ‘Boogie Nights.’”
“Now more than ever, people need to laugh. We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three unbelievable women playing delicious characters from such a beloved film,” says director Anne Fletcher. “I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
I honestly cannot wait to watch my favorite witchy sisters return to Salem.