Freeform is airing the movie a whopping 33 times throughout the month of October this year. Original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are not now attached to the project, but "Disney is hopeful that they may become involved", Variety says. Another movie to add to the list is the 1993 classic, Hocus Pocus, which is about three sister witches, who are accidentally resurrected on Halloween night by three teenagers in the city of Salem. Of course, we don't know just what roles they'll play in the story either - they may just as well be passing the torch to new witches.
A movie with a new cast was originally planned two years ago for Disney Channel, with a rumored television series, but the project never got off the ground. Or, rather appropriately, they could once again be the main focus as they plot their revenge.
There have been rumblings that a sequel, or potentially a remake, could be in the cards for Hocus Pocus before, but nothing has ever come of it. As a Halloween-season staple, Hocus Pocus became an essential part of many a Millennial's childhood. While fans of the original still might not be impressed with this development, hear us out!