According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Sam Richardson is joining the cast of Disney’s Hocus Pocus sequel.

What’s Happening:

  • It was announced in May 2021 that after years of speculation, Disney would finally be making a sequel to Hocus Pocus, and it will debut on Disney+ in Fall 2022.
  • Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War) will join Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who will reprise their roles as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters in the live-action comedy.
  • Hocus Pocus 2, which is currently in production, will see three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters back to modern-day Salem.
  • The film will be directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Lynn Harris. Executive producers include Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter and David Kirschner. Jen D’Angelo has penned the screenplay.

About Hocus Pocus (1993):

  • Hocus Pocus was released in 1993, and starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as sisters who were cursed in 1963 in Salem, Massachusetts. The witches were inadvertently resurrected centuries later by a boy who had recently moved from California to Salem. When the witches come to the 20th century, they find that Halloween is now being celebrated as a holiday.
  • The original film was directed by Kenny Ortega, with a script by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert that was based on a story by Garris and David Kirschner.

More Disney+ News:

  • Disney+ has announced a new movie coming to the streaming platform next year, entitled Rise, based on the real life experiences of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family.
  • Previously available only to D23 Gold Members, Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives, a documentary that dives into the expansive collection of the Walt Disney Archives, arrives on Disney+ in November.
  • Disney+ has released a new trailer for this year’s Disney+ Day. Taking place on November 12, Disney+ Day will feature a significant amount of exciting new programming.
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