Bette Midler Reveals First Look at the Sanderson Sisters for Hocus Pocus Reunion
Bette Midler has revealed a first look photo featuring herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprising their Sanderson Sisters characters for a Hocus Pocus reunion benefitting the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The virtual event, “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover,” will take place on Friday, October 30, at 8:00 p.m. EST. You can check out the Midler’s post below and purchase your tickets here!
The one-time showing will be hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and will also feature Glenn Close, Billy Crystal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Debney, Samantha Diaz, Harry Guinness, Todrick Hall, Jennifer Hudson, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Michael Kors, Adam Lambert, George Lopez, Alex Moffat, Vanessa Shaw, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Kenan Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg, and other surprise guests.
Fans can also look forward to more of the Sanderson Sisters beyond this virtual event as Disney+ is currently developing the long-awaited sequel to the 1993 classic horror-comedy Hocus Pocus with the original trio of witches set to return.
Directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), the original film was led by multi-award-winning actress Bette Midler (The Rose) and four-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) along with Kathy Najimy (Sister Act). The film followed the story of a teenage boy, who accidentally brings a trio of villainous Salem witches back to life on Halloween night. Although Hocus Pocus wasn’t a critical and commercial success by the time of its release, it still stood the test of time through countless annual airings and has now become a cult classic film.
Hocus Pocus 2. will be directed by Adam Shankman and written by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics), who was also tasked by Disney to create a way on how Midler, Parker, and Najimy could be able to reprise their roles as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary in the planned sequel Further details on the film’s plot and new characters are still being kept under wraps.