Ever since this film's announcement fans have wondered why Warwick Davis wasn't reprising his role as the Leprechaun and assumed the studio simply wasn't interested in getting him back. According to a recent interview it turns out that the actor himself simply wasn't interested in returning, saying: "You know what we did six 'Leprechaun' films and around Halloween people always watch them and love them. Horror is an interesting medium, I think it's different when you have kids, you look at horror in a slightly different way. Since I finished the 'Leprechaun' films I had kids and I see the world through their eyes and to be in a horror movie right now is probably not quite right, I will wait until my son turns 18 and then I'll do some horror again." (12/4/18)
Linden Porco (Channel Zero) plays The Leprechaun, replacing Warwick Davis.
Mark Holton returns as "Ozzie," whom fans may remember as the original group's goofball friend that was almost killed by the leprechaun all those years ago.
This is SyFy's second attempt at rebooting the franchise after the failed Leprechaun Origins from 2014, which was panned by critics and hated by fans, especially since it didn't feature the titular Leprechaun character that fans have grown to love.
The movie will apparently be a direct sequel to the first, ignoring all other sequels.
Directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void).