It's a St. Patrick's Day miracle. SyFy has announced that they're making another installment in the long-running Leprechaun franchise with Leprechaun Returns. The movie will be exclusive to the SyFy Network and it will premiere sometime in March of 2019, which will be just in time for another Leprechaun marathon like the one that SyFy is doing today. That's right. All day today, you can watch every single installment in the Leprechaun franchise, even Back 2 Tha Hood, which comes on later tonight when everybody is nice and partied out.
No significant plot details have been released for Leprechaun Returns, but it will take place 25 years after the original 1993 Leprechaun movie, which starred Jennifer Aniston. The new movie 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. This sounds like the perfect place for the Leprechaun to turn up and now we can't wait for March of 2019.
Leprechaun Returns was written by Suzanne Keilly and directed by Steven Kostanski, and it will feature a cast including Taylor Spreitler as Lila, Pepi Sonuga as Katie, Sai Bennett as Rose, and Linden Porco as the Leprechaun, who is taking over for longtime star Warwick Davis. Leprechaun Returns will bring back a face from the original as well, but it's not Jennifer Aniston. Instead it's Mark Holton who is reprising his role as Ozzie. Overall, this could end up being as legendary as the first few Leprechaun movies, or at least a lot better than the installment in space.
The teaser clip for Leprechaun Returns features Linden Porco as the titular character flipping a gold coin to see if he should go on another killing spree. Obviously, the coin dictates a new killing spree, which makes sense, since it's a two-headed coin. That sneaky little Leprechaun, always finding new ways to trick and murder people. This time, he's going to college, which could make for some pretty good laughs, especially if he ends up enrolling in some classes, which more than likely won't happen.
For those of you who can't wait for next March to come around to see Leprechaun Returns, you can brush up all day today to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with the aforementioned Leprechaun marathon on SyFy, which is already currently underway. For those wanting to watch the original 1993 classic, it comes on tonight at 8 PM Pacific. Today is definitely a good day to be a fan of the Leprechaun franchise, especially if you plan on staying inside and puking on your shoes as opposed to driving in the streets, where it's very dangerous. More news about the project, as well as a full-length trailer will be released in the months to come, but for now we have the all-day marathon and this brand-new brief teaser for Leprechaun Returns, which you can watch below, courtesy of the The SyFy YouTube channel.