The writer of Disney's Hocus Pocus has provided fresh hope to fans of the cult classic that a sequel may finally be made. Speaking to Forbes, Mick Garris has revealed that while he hasn't been involved in the sequel, a follow-up is moving forward as a Television special.

"There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die. I have heard they are developing the script, I haven't been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television, but I hear that it is moving ahead."

Naturally, some fans might be disappointed that we won't be seeing the Sanderson Sisters back on the big screen, the silver lining is that according to Garris Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker are still inlineto reprise their roles.

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"I think they are, yeah, I think they are. If they don?t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?"

Although it wasn't a box office success upon release (making $39 million on a budget of $28 million), Hocus Pocus became an evergreen film and a firm family favourite at Halloween. Bette Midler has made no secret of her desire to make a sequel, and she annually dresses up as Winifred Sanderson every Halloween. There's no official announcement from Disney that Hocus Pocus 2 is moving forward, so we'll have to take this latest development with a pinch of salt.

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