It’s official: The Sanderson sisters are returning to Salem.
On Thursday, during Disney’s annual Investor Day presentation, the media company revealed that a “Hocus Pocus” sequel is in the works and will air exclusively on Disney Plus.
While the project’s production timeline is still a mystery, it has been confirmed that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will all be reprising their roles as the witchy Sanderson sisters, Today reports.
Adam Shankman, whose previous work includes “The Wedding Planner,” “A Walk to Remember” and “Hairspray,” is slated to direct the feature.
Details about the story’s plot are being kept under wraps, but Midler recently told People she read the story outline and thought it was “pretty great.” The actress is particularly excited for the sequel — according to Today, Midler gives her favorite performance of her career in “Hocus Pocus.”
“I have to say, I’m flawless in that movie,” she told Today. “It’s the only time I’ve ever actually disappeared behind a real mask, and it was so liberating. It was so much fun to find this way of moving, this way of holding your hands, and this voice. It was just great.”
In October, Midler, Parker and Najimy hosted a one-hour “Hocus Pocus” reunion for charity, Today reported. According to Midler, it didn’t take long for the trio to slip back into their roles.
“We saw each other for the first time as those characters in 27 years and it was like it was yesterday,” she said. “Right back to our same relationships, our same way of improvising, our same way of mugging (for the camera).”