Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy star as the witches in 1993’s Hocus Pocus

By Ally Mauch
May 29, 2020 01:06 PM
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Hocus Pocus

The Sanderson sisters may ride again!

Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that she, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy — the witches from 1993’s Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus — are all on board to reprise their roles as Sarah, Winifred and Mary Sanderson for the sequel.

“We are very hospitable to the idea,” the actress, 55, said while on Radio Andy, Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show, Thursday.

“I think for a long time people were talking about it as if people we’re moving forward with it in a real way but we were unaware of it,” Parker continued. “But I think now we’ve gotten to the point where we’ve agreed publicly to the right people — ‘yes that would be a very very fun idea,’ so we’ll see what the future holds.”

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The original Hocus Pocus follows the trio of witch sisters who, after being accidentally resurrected on Halloween, set out to suck the life out of a town of children to undo the curse that sent them away 300 years earlier.

The sequel for Disney+ was announced in October 2019 and in March, Hairspray director Adam Shankman revealed that he will direct the film.

“Yep….Thanks with all of my heart dear @disney Looks like Il be working on a looooooottttt of magic for awhile… I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be guiding forward these two Disney crown jewel legacies,” Shankman wrote on Instagram at the time.


Bette Midler has also expressed her interest in doing the Hocus Pocus sequel, most recently discussing the movie at her annual Hulaween event in New York City.

“Oh my goodness me. Oh I hope they get to me before I’m a corpse,” Midler, 74, joked to Entertainment Tonight.

“We wanna fly again," she added. "I hope Disney+ is a big success and I hope we get to do it, because [Winnie] is, of course, one of my favorite characters.”