Hocus Pocus 2 in the works at Disney+

Disney+ is working on Hocus Pocus 2 with writer Jen D’Angelo

Disney+ seems to be going for crowdpleasers when it comes to original content, and its latest project announcement is no different: according to Collider, the upcoming streaming service is developing a sequel to 1993’s horror-comedy Hocus Pocus.

Jen D’Angelo, who worked as a writer and co-producer on Workaholics, has already signed up to write the script, but there’s no news yet on who will direct the film.

The news of Hocus Pocus 2 comes 26 years after the release of the original film, which was directed by High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega and written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris.

It starred Bette Midler, Katthy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches that return from the dead 300 years after being hanged for witchcraft. The film also starred Thora Birch, Omri Katz, Sean Murray and Doug Jones.

There’s no word on whether or not any of the original cast members will return for the sequel, but we’re guessing at least as handle of them will at least make a cameo, as it’s Disney.

The original Hocus Pocus wasn’t much of a hit when it arrived in cinemas all those years ago, but it has since gone on to achieve cult classic status, and is a Halloween staple for many film lovers.

Hocus Pocus 2 doesn’t yet have a release date. Get all the latest horror news with every issue of SciFiNow.