Two weeks ago, Disney revealed that Tim Allen would be returning to Disney as one of his most familiar characters, Scott aka Santa Claus, for a new Disney+ limited series following The Santa Clause trilogy. Well, Allen will be joined by a familiar face.
According to Deadline, Elizabeth Mitchell, who joined The Santa Clause 2 and returned for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, is once again returning to the holiday franchise, joining Allen as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus.
In the The Santa Clause (working title), 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.
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 alongside Tim Allen. The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.