‘Happy Death Day 2’ Announces Additional Cast Members

Following the smashing box office success of 2017’s Blumhouse Production Happy Death Day, the inevitable sequel is starting to round into shape.  After raking in close to $115 million on an estimated $4.8 million budget, the sequel will see the main players return to their roles while adding new cast-members around them.  This is welcome news for horror fans, as we now have a chance to relive the ghoulishness of the first movie with all-new details, much like the premise of the original film.

As being reported exclusively by Deadline, Happy Death Day 2 will include the return of Jessica Rothe (The Tribe, La La Land) as Tree Gelbman and Israel Broussard (AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead) as Carter Davis.  Among the newcomers are American Horror Story‘s Sarah Yarkin and Suraj Sharma (Homeland) according to reports.  As of right now, Yarkin’s and Sharma’s roles have not yet been announced, but their inclusion will keep the youthful vibe of the subject matter (and Blumhouse’s target audience) in tact.  Christopher Landon will return to direct the sequel, according to Deadline’s sources.

In the unassuming hit Happy Death Day, Rothe’s character Gelbman has to constantly relive the day of her murder in true Groundhog Day style.  She must try to figure out the loop in order to defeat it and uncover her assassin.  Carter Davis (Broussard) begins the day next to Gelbman but ultimately must help her discover the truth and put an end to the torture.  While the subject matter of the sequel is not officially known, a popular theory includes the exhaustive quest for answers on what is causing the endless loop.  It is expected to pick up right where the original left off, as one seamless scene.

Details are still sketchy, but with additional cast members now added Happy Death Day 2 is on track to begin production on its target date of May 10th.

Stay tuned to HNN for more news on Happy Death Day 2 as they become available!

Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin has been writing for Horror News Network since 2012. Catch up with him on Twitter at @Makasupa and read his in-depth bio on our About Us page.

Similar Articles


Latest News

‘The Invisible Man’ Director To Helm New Blumhouse Thriller

Fresh off the box-office success of The Invisible Man, director Leigh Whannell is set to tackle another "thrilling" project, this one for Blumhouse and UCP. This effort will...

‘Last Night In Soho’ Now Slated For 2021 Release Date

Better late than never. The psychological horror film Last Night In Soho--previously slated for release this fall--is now scheduled to hit theaters April 23, 2021. The Focus Features entry--directed...

Sony, Amazon Team Up To Develop ‘The Fear Collection’

A brand-new project from Sony Pictures and Amazon Prime Video will unleash a new horror anthology series on both the big and small screen. Sony...

‘Confessional’ Set to Debut Tomorrow on Shudder

Shudder is back at it again with more original content.  This time the horror streamer is set to deliver a spooky take on confession...

‘Marianne’ Director To Lead Horror Film ‘Cobweb’ For Lionsgate

A filmmaker who made his horror reputation with the eerie French series Marianne has signed on to direct a new movie for Lionsgate. Samuel Bodin will helm...