Hocus Pocus 2 has cast stars from Ted Lasso and Arrested Development to join the Sanderson Sisters.
What a glorious morning… makes us sick.
Disney+ shared the names of 11 new cast members joining the long-awaited sequel to mark Halloween, and Ted Lasso and Game Of Thrones’s Hannah Waddingham and Arrest Development’s Tony Hale lead the pack.
Hale will reportedly play the Mayor of Salem.
A post from the streaming service read: ‘The black flame candle is alight to the Sanderson sisters’ delight. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najimy shall soon return. Joined by new faces which you soon will learn.
‘See more of the spellbinding cast in the next tweet. Enjoy this #Hallowstream treat.’
As well as Waddingham and Hale, Veep’s Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen have signed up to the movie.
Original Hocus Pocus actor Doug Jones – who played William ‘Billy’ Butcherson in the 1993 film – is also returning for the sequel.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are returning as witches Winifred, Sarah and Mary for the Disney film, which will come out nearly 30 years after the original.
Hocus Pocus told the story of three witches being resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night by a teenager, his little sister and his crush, who are tasked with defeating the trio before they suck the lives out of the children of Salem.
The upcoming sequel will reportedly see three young women bring the Sanderson sisters back back to life, although there are few details about the plot.
Hocus Pocus, which, bizarrely, was released in July 1993, not October, was initially viewed as a box-office flop, but has since become a cult classic, with screenings of the film considered a Halloween staple.
Speaking about the sequel, Bette, 75, said: ‘They sent the script and we’re really excited about it – we’re up for it.
‘Although I must say, I mean, the years have flown by and I am 75 and I do believe I can fly.’
Hocus Pocus 2 will be directed by Step Up’s Anne Fletcher, and it will premiere on Disney+ in 2022.