original cast of hocus pocus officially returning for sequel
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Break Out The Brooms! The Original Cast Of 'Hocus Pocus' Is Officially Returning For A Sequel

May. 21 2021, Published 3:42 p.m. ET

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Everyone's favorite witch sisters are back!

Disney has officially announced Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy are all set to return for a sequel to their beloved 1993 flick, Hocus Pocus.

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Production will begin this fall, and the movie is expected to release on Disney+ in late 2022.

"Yep. I'm ready. To run. Amok, amok, amok, amok.🕯️," Parker shared on Instagram as the news broke. "#HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @disneyplus Sisters???"

The movie will center on three young siblings who "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."

The plot resembles the first flick, which saw the 300-year-old supernatural trio brought back from the dead. As they try to acclimate to their new surroundings, they're horrified to discover that Halloween is now a joyous holiday.

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Due to scheduling conflicts, original director Adam Shankman has moved to the role of executive producer, with Anne Fletcher taking on the lead job.

"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 Plus 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," he shared.

Fletcher is more than excited to get to work.

"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," she noted. "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."

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