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The new Hocus Pocus sequel story focuses on a same-sex couple

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The cast of the original Hocus Pocus movie | Photo: Disney

The new Hocus Pocus young adult sequel story features a lesbian couple.

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel retreads the tale from the first film, before jumping 25 years into the future. It then follows the life of 17-year-old Poppy, the daughter of Max and Allison.

In the story, Poppy and another teenager called Isabella get sucked into the mystery of the Sanderson sisters. However, they also fall in love with each other.

The book, written by A. W. Jantha and Matt Griffin and published by Disney-Hyperion, is out now.

The book’s Amazon description reads as such: ‘Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife.

‘Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.

‘Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory.’

‘When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time,’ the description furthermore reads.

‘Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest vile scheme.’

”My character is very, very broad’

Disney’s 1994 version of Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

Earlier this year, Bette Midler shared her thoughts about the upcoming remake of the original Hocus Pocus, saying it was ‘cheap‘.

She furthermore told People: ‘‘I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character [Winifred]. My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.’

Fans are now speculating that the new novelized instalment of the Hocus Pocus story could in fact be the basis for the upcoming Disney Channel film. Here’s hoping!

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