Hold onto your shillelaghs, SYFY has announced a new installment in the original Leprechaun franchise. From director Steven Kostanski (The Void) and writer Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) the new sequel is set to premiere in March of 2019. Unfortunately, Warwick Davis will not be returning to his iconic role. Linden Porco will be taking over.
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. 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.
Joining Porco are Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga and Sai Bennett. Fans of the original will be excited to see Mark Holton reprising his role of Ozzie from the original 1993 film. With this much talent behind the scenes, it looks like SYFY will have a pot of gold on their hands.
Leprechaun Returns will be released on SYFY in 2019. In the meantime, hear us debate the merits of the original film in episode 4 of The Remake Mistake.