The film was originally scheduled to be released in September 2021, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who also directed The Curse of La Llorona (2019) and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021).

The film stars Taissa Farmiga, who reprises her role as Sister Irene from the first film. Jonas Bloquet and Bonnie Aarons also return from the first film, and they are joined by Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell.