The original Hocus Pocus was not a big box office success back in the 1990s, but due to home video and cable television, a cult following was born. After all of these years, a sequel is finally happening.

Disney released the official trailer for “Hocus Pocus 2,” at the D23 Expo on Friday. Disney Chairman Alan Bergman started off with an introduction.

“It is a film that exists thanks to the overwhelming love all of you have here for the Sanderson sisters,”

Reprising their roles from the original 1993 film are Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones. Joining them will be Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, and Whitney Peak, along with “Drag Race” queens Ginger Minj, Kahmora Hall, and Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté. 

“Hocus Pocus” follows the Sanderson sisters Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker), and Mary (Najimy) who are awakened from their 300-year slumber after young Max Dennison (Omri Katz) lights the black flame candle, which revives the sisters during a full moon on All Hallows’ Eve. Max, his little sister Dani (Thora Birch), and his new crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw) must then prevent the Sanderson sisters from becoming immortal before sunrise.

In the sequel, the black flame candle is lit again by three young girls, which inadvertently resurrects the wicked sisters and brings them to present-day Salem. The three girls have to face off against the child-hungry Sanderson sisters in order to stop them from wreaking havoc on the world.

“Hocus Pocus 2” premieres on Disney Plus on September 30th in time for the Halloween season.

What do you think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments!

Andre Porter

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