January 14, 2022
Tim Allen will executive-produce “The Santa Clause” (working title), a Disney+ original limited series in which he reprises the role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures’ feature franchise.
Allen won a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Santa Claus’s proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film The Santa Clause. He went on to play the role in two sequels, 2002’s “The Santa Clause 2” and 2006’s “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.”
In the Disney+ series, 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, Calvin sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.
Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. 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.
The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.