A little over a month ago it was revealed that Disney was developing yet another sequel to it The Santa Clause franchise in the form of a limited series at Disney+, and that Tim Allen was brought on board to reprise his role as Scott Calvin a.k.a Santa Claus. Shortly after, it was revealed that his co-star Elizabeth Mitchell would also be returning as his Mrs. Claus.
While details are a bit scarce, we at The DisInsider are excited to reveal what we believe to be the show’s official title. Sources close to us have indicated that the series is entering production under the name The Clauses.
Given the franchise’s history with playing around with the double meaning of the word “clause” in each of its film’s titles, we’re inclined to believe that this name will stick. However, it remains to be seen if there will be yet another clause Scott must abide by in the new installment, especially since it is supposed to be focusing on him passing the mantle on to someone else.
In the The Clauses, 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.
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.
Additionally, we can confirm that the series is aiming to begin production as early as next month. With production being such a broad term, this could simply mean that the series will continue casting or begin its principal photography.
Regardless, we’re sure there will be more announcements about the series in the coming weeks.