There may not be a pot of gold, but there’s definitely a sequel at the end of this rainbow. A new installment in the fan favorite Leprechaun franchise is coming to SYFY with Leprechaun Returns, which is set to hit the network in March 2019.
The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including committing gruesome murder) to track down his stolen pot of gold. The leprechaun menaced Tory Redding (Jennifer Aniston) until he was finally defeated by shooting a four-leaf clover down his throat. Leprechaun Returns finds the leprechaun revived in the modern day when a group of sorority girls unwittingly awaken him while tearing down a cabin to build a new sorority house. The new sequel is written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void).
The cast is led by Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait) as Lila, Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead) as Katie, Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy) as Rose, and Linden Porco as the leprechaun (replacing longtime star Warwick Davis). The film will also bring back a co-star from the original film in Mark Holton, who will reprise his role as Ozzie, the group’s goofball friend almost killed by the leprechaun all those years ago. Additional co-stars include Emily Reid as Meredith, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins as Matt, and Ben McGregor as Andy.
Check out the first teaser below:
The Leprechaun franchise launched in 1993 as a big-screen horror comedy that turned out to be a surprise hit, which spawned a follow-up, Leprechaun 2 (in 1994). Leprechaun 3 in 1995 went straight to video, then the franchise headed to space for the positively bonkers Leprechaun 4: In Space in 1997. The franchise then got another reboot in 2000 with Leprechaun in the Hood, followed up by Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood in 2003. The series took a break until 2014’s reboot Leprechaun: Origins, and now the series is going back to its roots with Leprechaun Returns.