Almost three decades after their first adventure, the Sanderson sisters from Salem, Massachusetts of Hocus Pocus are back for another adventure in the sequel to their 1993 Halloween classic.
The new trailer opens up to two teens experimenting on one's 16th birthday and as a tradition they light a black candle to celebrate. What they don't know is that it brings the Sanderson sisters — Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimy) — back to life.
The first movie premiered in 1993 and told the story of the three wicked sisters from Salem who spent 300 years asleep before the Black Flame Candle was lit and awoke them on All Hallow's Eve. The second movie has the same premise, according to the trailer, but people are already in the spirit of Halloween. In the trailer, the Sandersons are seen walking into a nearby event and are asked if they would like to take the stage.
In the original film, the witches faced off against young Max Dennison (Omri Katz) and his sister Dani (Thora Birch) who have to stop the witches from becoming immortal before the sun rises. Kenny Ortega had directed the first part 29 years ago while the upcoming film is being helmed by Anne Fletcher who is known for her films The Proposal, Hot Pursuit, 27 Dresses, Step Up and Dumplin'.
The cast of the sequel includes Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak and Drag Race queens Ginger Minj, Kahmora Hall and Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté.
Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere on Disney+ on September 30, a month before Halloween.