'Hocus Pocus 2' trailer: Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler return

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Watch the teaser for Hocus Pocus 2

The trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 has finally arrived ahead of the much-anticipated sequel's release on Disney+ later this year.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy return as the Sanderson sisters almost thirty years after the release of Hocus Pocus.

The trailer does only offer a tease of what's to come from the sequel to the Halloween classic but the film will feature three teenagers who accidentally bring the sisters back to Salem.

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It is then the job of the teens to stop the sisters from wreaking havoc all over town.

(L-R): Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus 2. (Disney)

Playing the three teenagers are Whitney Peak from Gossip Girl, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo.

Also returning from the original film is Doug Jones as the brilliantly named Billy Butcherson.

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney's Hocus Pocus 2. (Disney)

Rounding out the cast is Tony Hale, best known for his roles in Arrested Development and Veep, Hannah Waddingham from Ted Lasso and Game of Thrones and comedian Sam Richardson, also of Veep.

(L-R): Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, Whitney Peak as Becca, and Lilia Buckingham as Cassie in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Belissa Escobedo Whitney Peak and Lilia Buckingham in Hocus Pocus 2. (Disney)

Richardson earlier teased his upcoming role in the film, saying: "I can say that I did get to shoot a lot of scenes with the ladies, and as a fan of all three of them, who grew up watching that movie, it was a really surreal and really fun and exciting process to get to watch them be those characters up close.

"I was outside of myself the whole time, just, like, 'Wow, I’m watching Hocus Pocus from the inside'."

Sam Richardson as Gilbert in Disney's live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sam Richardson as Gilbert in Hocus Pocus 2. (Disney)

While the first film was directed by famed choreographer Kenny Ortega, the sequel will be helmed by Anne Fletcher, who is behind such films as Step Up, 27 Dresses and the Barbra Streisand-starring The Guilt Trip.

Hocus Pocus 2 is released on Disney+ on 30 September, while Hocus Pocus is available to watch now on Disney+.

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