How to watch Hocus Pocus 2 online now: trailer, release date and time, cast

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Hocus Pocus 2 – the haunting sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult classic - has arrived on Disney Plus. Want to see the Sanderson sisters reunited in modern Salem? Disney Plus no longer offers a free trial in the UK or US but customers can still grab a deal. Here's how to watch Hocus Pocus 2 now, including release time and date where you are, trailer and cast.

Watch Hocus Pocus 2

Global premiere: Friday 30th Sept 2022

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Cast: Bette Midler (Winifred Sanderson), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah Sanderson), Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson), Whitney Peak (Becca)

Run time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Rating: 12+

With Halloween just around the corner, the Hocus Pocus revial has timed its premiere to perfection. The sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters. 

This time around, the child-hungry witches are dropped into modern-day Salem, home of the Olde Magic Shoppe and Cobweb the cat, where they soon begin to wreak their revenge on high school teens Becca (Whitney Peak) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo). And yes, Doug Jones reprises his role as "good zombie" Billy Butcherson.

Hocus Pocus 2 has already garnered plenty of attention so don't miss the chance to scare yourself silly and enjoy a few Halloween-tastic zingers. Hocus Pocus 2 streams exclusively on Disney+ (it's not in the theatres) from 30th September. Here's how to get a killer Disney+ deal in time for fright night...

What time is Hocus Pocus 2 released worldwide?

The Hocus Pocus 2 release date has arrived. It landed at 12.01am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST on Disney Plus but here are the times for the Hocus Pocus 2 release worldwide:

  • Australia - 5pm AEST
  • Canada - 12.01am PT / 3am ET
  • Germany - 9am CEST
  • India - 5.30pm IST
  • Israel - 10am IDT
  • Japan - 4pm JST
  • Mexico - 2am CDT
  • New Zealand - 8pm NZDT
  • Singapore - 3pm SGT
  • South Africa - 9am SAST
  • Thailand - 2pm ICT
  • USA - 12.01am PT / 3am ET
  • UK - 8am BST

USA: watch Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+

Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus

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Hocus Pocus 2 is available exclusively on Disney Plus as of 3am ET/12.01am PT, Friday 30th September 2022.

You'll need to subscribe to Disney+ for $7.99 monthly or $79.99 annually.

If you have even a moderate interest in sport and drama, the best offer from Disney is the Disney Plus Bundle, which gets you Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for just $13.99 a month.

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This generous bundle deal gets you access three top streaming service for one very reasonable monthly payment. There's no contract, so you can cancel anytime.

UK & ROW: watch Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+

Disney Plus is the place to find Hocus Pocus 2 in the UK and worldwide. Its arrived on the streaming service at 8am BST, 30th September 2022.

Subscription to Disney Plus costs £7.99 a month (£79.90 annually) in the UK. The recent £1.99 offer has ended but you can still grab 12 months for the price of 10 if you sign up for the annual subscription. 

Disney's hugely popular video streaming service offers content from the worlds of Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and of course Disney.

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Hocus Pocus 2 official trailer

Hocus Pocus 2 cast

Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker will be reprising their roles as Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson, Mary Sanderson, and Sara Sanderson, and Doug Jones is back as zombie William 'Billy' Butcherson too.

Hannah Waddingham, Sam Richardson, Tony Hale and Froy Gutierrez make up the supporting cast.

Hocus Pocus 2 will not see a directorial return for Kenny Ortega, though. Instead, Anne Fletcher of The Guilt Trip (2012), Hot Pursuit (2015) and Dumplin' (2018) fame takes the reins.

How can I get Disney Plus? 

Very easily. The Disney Plus app is available on a range of TVs, phones and streaming devices, including iPhones, iPads, the iPod Touch and Apple TV, Android phones, Android TVs, Fire TV devices, Roku TV devices, Chromecast devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Roku streaming players and Now TV's Smart Stick (take note here: Disney+ isn't available on any Now TV daily or weekly TV pass). Disney+ can also be found on Sky Q and Sky Glass.

Is Hocus Pocus 2 on Netflix?

No, you'll need to sign up to Disney+ to watch Hocus Pocus 2, but that's no bad thing. The streamer offers over Disney classics, Marvel movies galore, everything Star Wars and plenty more besides.

What else can I watch on Disney Plus?

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Lots. Disney's streaming service provides instant access to a vast catalogue of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. There's plenty to watch in 4K, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, too.

We've done the hard work to recommend the best movies and TV shows to watch on Disney Plus, from Star Wars: Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi to Avengers: Endgame, and of course our pick of the classic Disney movies. Head over to our 11 of the best Disney Plus shows and movies to watch right now

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