St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and to help kick off this wonderful day the SyFy channel will be showing the films from the Leprechaun series all day and all night, exciting right? Even more exciting is news this morning coming from the SyFy wire. A new Leprechaun installment titled Leprechaun Returns is a sequel to the original that will hit the network in March of 2019, we didn’t see this coming! Unfortunately, fan favorite Warwick Davis will not return for his portrayal of the Leprechaun, but this one looks just as creepy and sinister. This is a sequel you won’t want to miss because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a Leprechaun flick, good or bad on St. Patrick’s Day!
The SyFy Wire released the following news about the latest installment:
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 teaser trailer below: