Nearly 30 years after the original, a new sequel debuted on Disney Plus. Here is the cast.
The Halloween movie Hocus Pocus has become something of a phenomenon nearly 30 years since its initial release in 1993. A sequel is now available.
In addition to Doug Jones, who returns as the endearing undead Billy Butcherson, the Sanderson stars from the first film—Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker—also return.
Some other characters, like Max and Allison, won’t appear this time; in their place, a fresh batch of young stars will take their place.
Please continue reading for all the information you require on the cast, including the roles they are playing and any previous appearances.
Playing Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson is Bette Midler.
Winifred, who is she? Winnie, the oldest of the three Sanderson Sisters, has electrokinesis as her extraordinary power, but she is also well-versed in dark magic thanks to her beloved sentient spell book. Winifred, the elder of the three, is frequently irritated by her younger sisters’ incapacity.
What other roles has Bette Midler held? In addition to her appearances in The Rose (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination and an Oscar nomination), Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Beaches, For the Boys, Gypsy, and, of course, the original Hocus Pocus, Midler has had a very successful career both on stage and in films. She has also performed frequently on Broadway, recorded 14 solo albums, and won a Tony Award for her work in the 2017 production of Hello, Dolly!
Played by Kathy Najimy is Mary Sanderson.
So who is Mary? Mary, the middle sister, has an increased sense of smell and the supernatural ability to follow kids. She looks up to Winifred, her older sister, constantly trying to win her favor.
What other roles has Kathy Najimy held? The Wedding Planner, Rat Race, Step Up 3D, The Guilt Trip, Dumplin’, and a voice role in Wall-E are among Najimy’s other notable film roles in addition to the original Hocus Pocus. She also starred in Soapdish, Sister Act, Hope Floats, and The Wedding Planner. She has recurring parts on television as Olive Massery in Veronica’s Closet and Peggy Hill’s voice in King of the Hill.
Playing Sarah Sanderson is Sarah Jessica Parker.
Sarah who? Of the three Sanderson Sisters, the youngest. Sarah’s magical gift is a mesmerizing siren call, which she employs in the song Come Little Children. Winifred finds her immature, lustful, and frequently hysterical temperament annoying.
After 29 years, the cast of “Hocus Pocus” hit the purple red carpet to celebrate the cult classic’s sequel. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy are reprising their haunting, yet humorous roles as the Sanderson sisters in "Hocus Pocus 2." pic.twitter.com/khpbHiGiQv
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) September 28, 2022
Sarah Jessica Parker has appeared in what else? Parker’s most notable film role is undoubtedly that of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City (and its sequel, And Just Like That…), but she has also appeared in LA Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, The Family Stone, Failure to Launch, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, and New Year’s Eve.
Doug Jones plays Billy Butcherson.
Billy, who is he? He was poisoned on May 1st, 1693, by a previous lover of Winifred who had found him infidelity with her sister Sarah. He comes back to life as a zombie.
What other roles has Doug Jones held? In several movies, including Mimic, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water, Jones is noted for portraying non-human creatures. These movies may be his best work with Guillermo Del Toro. He has also appeared in the film The Bye Bye Man and Ouija: Origin of Evil, and he plays Captain Saru in Star Trek: Discovery.
Playing Becca is Whitney Peak.
And who is Becca? a high schooler who mistakenly summons the Sanderson Sisters while trying to become a witch.
Whittaker Peak has been in what else? In the 2021 Gossip Girl revival, Peak plays the primary character, Zoya Lott. She has also appeared in recurring roles on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Home Before Dark as Alpha Jessica and Judith Blackwood, respectively. Her only prior acting experience was a small part in Molly’s Game.
Lilia Buckingham portrays Cassie Trask.
So who is Cassie? a well-liked schoolmate and former Becca and Izzy pal. She joins the campaign to stop the Sanderson Sisters and is the mayor’s daughter.
What other roles has Lilia Buckingham played? Although this is Buckingham’s first feature picture, she has found success portraying the role of Autumn Miller in several web series for Brat TV, such as Chicken Girls, Total Eclipse, and Zoe Valentine. In 2012, she played a tiny part in one episode of Modern Family.
Playing Izzy is Belissa Escobedo.
Izzy is who? Their eccentric best friend of Becca is present when she unintentionally summons the Sanderson Sisters.
Just watched Hocus Pocus & Hocus Pocus 2 back to back.
Hocus Pocus is still a nostalgic gem.
Hocus Pocus 2 is a great legacy sequel that mostly hit all the right notes for me. I dug the new cast & the plot might work better than the first. I said what I said. pic.twitter.com/pukSVHNQiH
— Chris Evans (@ThatChrisEvans0) October 1, 2022
What other roles has Belissa Escobedo played? Despite having been in TV series like The Baker and the Beauty and American Horror Stories, Escobedo’s most significant film role to date will be in this one.
Playing Jefry Trask is Tony Hale.
Jefry, who is he? Jefry, the mayor of Salem and the father of Cassie, is descended from the Sandersons’ worst enemy.
What other roles has Tony Hale held? While his filmography also includes The Informant!, In My Sleep, The Heat, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Toy Story 4 – where he voiced Forky – Hale is best known for his appearances as Buster Bluth in Arrested Development and Gary Walsh in Veep. He portrayed two key characters in the Disney Plus series The Mysterious Benedict Society in 2021.
Sam Richardson plays Gilbert.
Gilbert, who is he? the proprietor of the Sanderson Sisters’ previous house, the Olde Salem Magic Shoppe, which Becca and her friends sometimes visit.
What other roles has Sam Richardson held? In recent years, Richardson has had several positions in the popular sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, a lead role in the Apple TV+ series The Afterparty, and an Emmy-nominated guest role in Ted Lasso. Richardson also had a significant role in Veep as Richard Splett. Spy, the 2016 Ghostbusters revival, Promising Young Woman, and The Tomorrow War are among her filmography highlights.
Hannah Waddingham plays mother Witch.
Mommy Witch, who is she? The young Sanderson Sisters initially received the spell book from a mysterious and evil witch.
What other roles has Hannah Waddingham had? In addition to her superior performance as Rebecca Welton in Ted Lasso, Waddingham is also noted for her work on Sex Education, Benidorm, and Game of Thrones. Her numerous West End performances include roles in Spamalot, Into the Woods, and The Wizard of Oz.
Playing Mike is Froy Gutierrez.
Describe Mike. Recently, Cassie has been spending all of her time with her boyfriend, disregarding her old pals, Becca and Izzy.
What other roles has Froy Gutierrez held? In addition to Jamie Henson in Cruel Summer and Nolan Holloway in Teen Wolf, Gutierrez has roles in the films A Cowgirl’s Story and Initiation.
In Hocus Pocus 2, who portrays the elderly Witch?
Starring Disney Legend Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary, the live-action comedy is directed by Anne Fletcher. Since someone lighted the Black Flame Candle and brought the 17th-century sisters back to life 29 years ago, there is hell to pay.
The actresses that played the witches in Hocus Pocus 2?
The original witches—Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy—now return in the sequel alongside Doug Jones as the amiable zombie Billy Butcherson. At the time, D’Angelo was tasked with finding a way to bring the witches back.
The plot of Hocus Pocus 2 is what?
Twenty-nine years after the Sanderson sisters were brought back to life by the Black Flame Candle, in the year 2022, Becca and Izzy, two Salem teens, prepare to celebrate Halloween and Becca’s sixteenth birthday but decline an invitation to a party from their estranged friend Cassie Trask.