Disney+ has revealed a brand new one Hocus Pocus 2 clips from the long-awaited horror-comedy sequel featuring Hannah Waddingham’s Witch character. The video gives us a brief glimpse into the origin story of the Sanderson sisters as they receive wise counsel from an experienced witch who was responsible for giving them their spells. The film will be available for streaming on September 30.
EXCLUSIVE – Brand New “Hocus Pocus 2” Clip.
Hannah Waddingham’s “Mother Witch” discusses her pact with the young Sanderson Sisters… enjoy! pic.twitter.com/NtMnVpDwiO
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Hocus Pocus 2 is a horror-comedy sequel to Disney’s 1993 cult classic that will bring back everyone’s favorite witch sisters: multi-award-winning actress Bette Midler (The First Wives Club) as Winifred Sanderson, four-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City, And just like that) as Sarah Sanderson and Kathy Najimy (Sister law) as Mary Sanderson.
“It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and revived the 17th century sisters, and they’re looking for revenge,” reads the synopsis. “Now it’s up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.”
Additional cast members include Doug Jones (The shape of the water), Whitney Peak (Gossip Girl), Lilia Buckingham (Dirt), Belisa Escobedo (American Horror Stories), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Tony Hale (Veep), Sam Richardson (The war of tomorrow), Juju Brener (Overcome), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen.
Hocus Pocus 2 is directed by Anne Fletcher (27 dresses, The proposal) from a script written by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics). It is produced by Lynn Harris and Steven Haft. Executive producers are Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter and David Kirschner.
Directed by Kenny Ortega, the original film follows the story of a teenage boy who accidentally brings a trio of villainous Salem witches back to life on Halloween night. Though Hocus Pocus was not a critical and commercial success at the time of its release, it still stood the test of time through countless annual reruns and has now become a cult classic.