Disney has announced that Disney Legend Tim Allen will return to his fan-favourite role of Scott Calvin in a new limited series based on the 1994 holiday classic, ‘The Santa Clause‘. Allen will also produce the Disney+ Original Series with 20th Television.
The synopsis of the upcoming show reads:
“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 news of the series confirms a scoop from your very own The Disinsider. Regular listeners of The Disinsider Show may remember that during our 2021 Christmas Special, co-host Skyler, reported that a new Santa Clause project was in production.
Production on the series, which is using ‘The Santa Clause‘ as a working title, will begin in Los Angeles in March. Jack Burditt will executive produce the series with Kevin Hench will be the showrunner.
The Santa Clause, as well as its 2002 and 2006 sequels, are available to stream on Disney+.