Last week, we received the best news of 2022, David Krumholtz will return as head elf Bernard in the Disney+ sequel series The Santa Clauses. Well, today some new talent was added.
According to Deadline, Laura San Giacomo (Barry) has joined the cast. Giacomo will play La Befana, a Christmas Witch from Italian folklore who delivered treats to good children on the morning of the epiphany. She now resides in the Wobbly Woods of the North Pole.
The series follows Scott Calvin 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.
Tim Allen reprises his role as Scott Calvin, with Elizabeth Mitchell back as his wife Carol Calvin, and Eric Lloyd, who will return as Charlie. Newcomers to the cast include Kal Penn, Austin Kane, Elizabeth Allen-Dick (Tim Allen’s daughter), Matilda Lawler, Rupali Redd, and Devin Bright.
Jason Winer directs the series. 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.