Hocus Pocus 2 adds Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale and Sam Richardson

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Almost 30 years after the first film became a Halloween classic, the Hocus Pocus sequel is starting to meet with new cast members.

Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) signed on to star in the sequel, alongside Tony Hale (Veep) and Sam Richardson (Werewolves Within), via Disney Plus Twitter.

They will join original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who reprise their roles as Sanderson sisters from the 1993 original, with Disney Plus setting a release date for fall 2022.

New cast: Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) signed to star in the sequel, alongside Tony Hale (Veep) and Sam Richardson (Werewolves Within), via Disney Plus Twitter

Original stars: They will join original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who reprise their roles as Sanderson sisters from the 1993 original, with Disney Plus setting a fall 2022 release date

Original stars: They will join original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who reprise their roles as Sanderson sisters from the 1993 original, with Disney Plus setting a fall 2022 release date

The sequel story will follow three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters – Winifred (Middler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) – back to Salem, Massachusetts.

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Young women must stop these “child hungry witches from wreaking havoc in the world.”

Other new cast members announced by Disney Plus include Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen.

Sisters: The sequel story will follow three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters - Winifred (Middler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) - back to present-day Salem, Massachusetts.

Sisters: The sequel story will follow three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters – Winifred (Middler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) – back to present-day Salem, Massachusetts.

More Cast: Other new cast members announced by Disney Plus include Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen

More Cast: Other new cast members announced by Disney Plus include Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen

Original Hocus Pocus star Doug Jones also returns as Billy Butcherson, although no details on the new cast members have been released.

Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) directs Hocus Pocus 2 from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo, who debuts writing feature films after writing for TV shows such as Cougar Town, Workaholics and more recently Young Rock.

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Kenny Ortega made the original Hocus Pocus, which only grossed $ 45.1 million worldwide, but will become a cult Halloween classic.

Original: Original Hocus Pocus star Doug Jones also returns as Billy Butcherson, although no details of new cast members have been released

Original: Original Hocus Pocus star Doug Jones also returns as Billy Butcherson, although no details of new cast members have been released

The film was put into development in 2019, with Adam Shankman (Rock of Ages) originally slated to direct before Anne Fletcher took the helm.

Filming began on October 18 in Providence, Rhode Island, although it is not known how long production is expected to last.

Waddingham is best known for her role as Emmy-winning Rebecca Welton in Apple TV Plus’s Ted Lasso, which has been reprinted for a third season.

She will then be seen as Lady Bellaston in the Tom Jones miniseries, which is currently filming.

Hale has two films in 2021, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in theaters November 10, and Being the Ricardos, arriving December 10.

Richardson recently starred in the hit comedy Werewolves Within and the big-budget action movie The Tomorrow War, as well as a guest role in Ted Lasso in the final season.

New Movies: Hale has two films in 2021, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in theaters November 10 and Being the Ricardos, arriving December 10

New Movies: Hale has two films in 2021, Clifford the Big Red Dog, in theaters November 10 and Being the Ricardos, arriving December 10

Roles of Sam: Richardson recently starred in the hit comedy Werewolves Within and the big-budget action movie The Tomorrow War, as well as a guest role in Ted Lasso in the final season.

Roles of Sam: Richardson recently starred in the hit comedy Werewolves Within and the big-budget action movie The Tomorrow War, as well as a guest role in Ted Lasso in the final season.

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