We learned back in September that Disney Channel is working on a TV remake of Hocus Pocus, which is a total bummer given the film’s original cast had all recently expressed interest in coming back for a proper sequel. The good news? We’re actually getting a proper sequel to Hocus Pocus this year, albeit in the form of a book rather than a movie.
Releasing this summer, Freeform and Disney Book Group’s Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel will re-tell the original story AND give us a 25-years-later sequel!
“Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.
Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity.
Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme.”
The 304-page book will arrive on July 10, just before the film’s 25th anniversary.