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A Hocus Pocus sequel is officially in the works and it’s nothing short of a Halloween miracle

Nick Duffy October 24, 2019

The witches are back.

Hocus Pocus is officially getting a followup, thanks to our lord and saviour Disney Plus.

According to Collider, Workaholics writer Jen D’Angelo is penning the script for Hocus Pocus 2, which is in development for Disney’s new streaming service.

Producers are hoping to bring back the original 1993 cult classic’s coven of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy for the sequel, though none are attached to the project at present.

It is unclear whether the original trio would continue as main characters if the show returns, or if it would feature different witches.

The new Disney streaming platform launches on November 12, though it’s unclear when the sequel will land.

Hocus Pocus followup features queer teen romance.

In 2018, Disney released a followup novel that featured a queer teen romance.

The novel, titled Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel, recounts the original plot – which sees Max, his sister Dani and Allison accidentally release three Salem, Massachusetts witches who are back and want to become immortal – before entering new territory.

The original Hocus Pocus cast are yet to sign on
The original Hocus Pocus cast are yet to sign on

In the sequel, Allison and Max are married and still living in Salem, but their 17-year-old daughter Poppy is mortified that her parents and aunt Dani are so superstitious about witches.

The only issue with this is that Isabella, a popular girl who Poppy has a massive crush on, is fascinated with witches.

It’s unclear if the novel will be based on the same story.

It’s a huge day for 90s revivals.

It’s a big day for fans of camp 90s classics, with the announcement of a Sister Act musical coming to London, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders.

Whoopi Goldberg will reprise the iconic role of singer-in-hiding Deloris Van Cartier, which she first played in the original 1992 musical comedy film.

She will be joined by Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior in the production at London’s Eventim Apollo, which will run from 29 July to 30 August 2020.

Goldberg said: “I’m coming back to London. Yes, I’m starring as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act the Musical. The original Deloris is back! A little older, a little seasoned, but really still kind of out there.”

More: Disney, Disney Plus, Hocus Pocus

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