Midler confirmed she and her movie sisters had been offered deals to reprise their witch characters for a follow-up last year (20), and now Disney bosses have announced the trio will return for "Hocus Pocus 2" in 2022.
A statement from Disney reads, "It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus @BetteMidler, @SarahJessicaParker, and @KathyNajimy will reprise their roles as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters in #HocusPocus2, coming fall 2022 to #DisneyPlus."
Parker was quick to follow up the announcement, taking to Instagram to write, "Yep. I'm ready. To run. Amok, amok, amok, amok. #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @disneyplus Sisters???"
Najimy added, "The people have spoken: I smell children... again. #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @DisneyPlus," and Midler tweeted, "Sistaaaahs! It's been 300 years... But we're BACK! #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @DisneyPlus."
The original was not an immediate hit when it was released in 1993, but the film has become a cult classic and Halloween favourite in recent years. The sequel has been in the works since 2019.
Last year, the trio got together for a reunion special "In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover" as a part of Midler's annual Hulaween festivities to benefit the New York Restoration Project.
The reunion followed the three sisters who return from the dead to terrorize a New England town.