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Update: ‘Hocus Pocus’ is Getting a TV Remake

Well, it was just yesterday that we reported on something interesting Hocus Pocus writer/master of horror Mick Garris said about a potential sequel to the 1993 classic.

There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die,” Garris told Forbes. “I have heard they are developing the script, I haven’t been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”

As it turns out, Garris was *kind of* correct. Deadline reports today that the Sanderson sisters are indeed coming back, albeit in the form of a TV REMAKE.

The site notes that Disney Channel is in the early stages of remaking Hocus Pocus as a TV movie, with a new cast. Scarlett Lacey (The Royals) is writing the reimagining, with David Kirschner, producer of the original movie, on the executive producing team.

Kenny Ortega, director of Hocus Pocus, is not involved.



  • le4therfac3

    no thanks!

  • Ha, wow.

    So after the endless bombardment of clickbait articles and rumours/fake artwork for a Hocus Pocus reboot or sequel with the original cast returning, we finally hear that it’s a straight to TV Disney Channel reboot with new cast and no involvement from the original team.

    Disappointed doesn’t even start covering it.

    Thanks for ruining my birthday Disney you HORRIBLE PEOPLE.

  • Kyle Ord

    No thanks

  • DJV1985

    Patting myself on the back for predicting this yesterday that it would be a Disney TV movie, and now I’m adding that it’ll be treated as a pilot for a future television series. What is the point? I say this every time I see a remake is being made but sometimes (most times) you can’t recapture or replicate the original film, this is why I think Ghostbusters was a mistake and so this one will be.

  • Tiger Quinn


  • JV Daremnyi

    I hope Thackery Binx stops this from happening.

    • Travis_Bickle

      He will fail to save this sequal…as he failed to save his sister

  • Reece Catlin

    I want a movie with the original cast!

  • jurgmandr


  • Randy Moses

    err…. No?

  • Biscoito18

    Why not? It worked so well with Dirty Dancing and The Rocky Horror Picture Show…

    • le4therfac3


      • Mike Hickey

        The funny (/sad) part is that Kenny Ortega – who directed Hocus Pocus – directed that Rocky Horror TV thing and is working on a theatrical remake of Dirty Dancing.

        • Travis_Bickle

          That is ironic as fuck…

  • Thanks but no

  • Lee W Dalgleish

    HELL NO!
    A TV remake?! I’ll pass.

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Disney’s TV remakes are absolutely horrible

  • Brey Compton Arriaga

    NO! If u’re going with the remake trend on this one at least please do it right, full theatrical release and bring up the original crew, they do know what to do in this cases (Evil Dead 2013, Night of the Living Dead 1990 as an example).

  • Graham

    Sequel? Sure. Remake? Uh, I’ll pass.

  • Grimphantom

    Who should we take down so they stop with this crappy idea?
    We know how this will turn out, especially if it’s gonna be a Disney TV movie…..

  • tyler

    Oh. So they couldn’t careless about the fans that made the original a success. Again.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I really hope this gets cancelled. This is a horrible idea.

  • Tara Shortie McFeely

    Oh my god u ppl need to get a fuckin life and grow the hell up if u didnt grow up yet

  • Christopher Stroum

    Nope. Not today sir. Go make a sequel or leave this masterpiece the hell alone.

  • Travis_Bickle


  • Jordan Powell


  • On the bright side–one less thing I need to make time to watch.

  • Chance LeBoeuf

    OK. I remember watching this when I was younger like everyone else, and also thinking this was a staple of Halloween viewing. Then I revisited it. It’s truly not as good as we thought it was.

    It’s got its charm sure, and a cult following is somewhat understandable, but I don’t know gang. I think we just all wore rose tinted goggles on this one for years. Maybe its praise it gets now is a little undeserved. I still dig it, but I’m no longer in that camp thinking this is a some classic basically.

  • L’artiste deRouge

    Oh *whew*. Another something I won’t have to take time out of my schedule to watch. And to that fella saying “it’s not as good as we thought it was”….speak for yourself. I watch it ever year. It IS that good.

  • Nefferson Taveira

    This is not what you asked at all!! It will turn into a dumb tv production, just like the other garbages Disney produces for their channel.

  • Vader the White


  • It’s saying a lot when they start giving us remakes that we never asked for nor wanted (BEACHES, DIRTY DANCING, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, now THIS?!)…
    It’s saying even more that people are watching them…

  • Nia Snacks

    How about all male witches… Just saying..

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