It’s the greatest time of year for TV fans and The Santa Clause fans alike! TV news is dropping all the time. Today, Disney announced a series that will revive the holiday spirit in all of us! Tim Allen will to reprise his role as Scott Calvin, Santa Claus!
The first of three The Santa Clause films debuted in 1994. The sequel came out in 2022, while Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause ended the franchise in 2006. That means this untitled series will be the fourth(!!!) time Allen suits up as the jolly man. Of course, Allen is no stranger to Disney as a company, either.
According to the blurb, this limited series may be the last time we see Scott as Santa:
“In the Disney+ series, Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.”
The blurb suggests there’s a world where Scott can peacefully retire and live a life with his family. Fans of the franchise will know that can’t be true when “There’s only one Santa.” Before Scott became Santa, the other Santa had to die. Will the same be true for Scott? Is he going to fall off of a roof like the Santa before him?
That question looms over the series’ announcement as much as who from the franchise will return alongside Allen. The limited series could be the perfect opportunity to bring back David Krumholtz as Bernard the Head Elf or co-Head Elf with Spencer Breslin‘s Curtis. More importantly, the key players in Scott’s life need to come back, or it won’t be right.
Obviously, Elizabeth Mitchell must return as Carol! The family wouldn’t be complete without her, Wendy Crewson as Laura, Judge Reinhold as Neil, Eric Lloyd as Charlie, and Liliana Mumy as Lucy. Disney+ can’t forget the beloved reindeers, either. Though, it’s a safe bet they’ll be less practical and more CGI in this series.
Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. Award-winning Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.
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