We have some fantastic news, because everyone’s holiday favourite, aka Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be getting a sequel in the form of a YA book which will focus on Sally!
I have news. 😱😱😱
I’m writing a book from Sally’s POV, in the world of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
— Shea Ernshaw 🌙🍃 (@SheaErnshaw) February 16, 2021
The sequel to the beloved animation will be written by Shea Ernshaw, who was hired by Disney Publishing and will be written from Sally’s point of view. The sequel will pick up with Sally and Jack Skellington, who are now married.
Naturally, not everything can remain rosy for the eerie pair, and Sally embarks on a new adventure after unknowingly setting a Halloween Town villain free.
Disney Publishing shared, ‘[It] will hopefully give fans a long-awaited second dose of Sally, Jack, and all the familiar residents of Halloween Town, while introducing a new cast of grim, strange characters, that I hope readers will love.’
Ernshaw shared, ‘In this book, I really wanted to explore Sally’s identity, and better understand not only who she is now that she’s fallen in love with Jack and taken on the role of the Pumpkin Queen, but also understand how her past has affected her present desires, doubts, and dreams.’
She concluded, ‘Sally is one of the most compelling, and also richly-layered characters I’ve ever written, and it’s an honor to get to tell her story.’
The original 1993 movie was directed by Henry Selick, produced, and conceived by Tim Burton, and features music by Danny Elfman.
The YA book is set to be released in July of 2022 and who knows? Maybe it will be developed into a film later on…