They're back! Get ready for Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson—Salem's baddest witches return September 30 in a sequel to the 1993 Disney favorite, which has dropped a new trailer.
Reuniting for the film are the original trio Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson Sisters. The film will follow three teenage girls who accidentally light the black flame candle and summon the spooky trio back to Salem—and possibly gain their own powers. Playing the new trio will be Whitney Peak as Becca, Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, and Lilia Buckingham as Cassie.
Watch the new trailer below:
Doug Jones, who played Billy Butcherson, has also been reported as returning, with Veep stars Tony Hale and Sam Richardson also in the cast along along with the previously announced Hannah Waddingham. The sequel will also feature a roster of up-and-comers, including Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson, and Nina Kitchen.
Hocus Pocus 2 is directed by Anne Fletcher. Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter, and David Kirschner are executive producers with Lynn Harris and Steven Haft as co-producers.
The 1993 original film, directed by Kenny Ortega, starred a different trio who lit the black flame candle. New-kid-in-town and skeptic Max Dennison, played by Omri Katz, lights the black flame candle to prove the town legends of the Sanderson sisters are just superstition. But when the witches return and begin to threaten the townspeople of Salem, its up to Max, his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and Max's crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw) to stop them. No word yet on if Katz, Birch, or Shaw will appear in the new film.