Earlier this year, Disney announced it was bringing back Tim Allen for a brand new series for Disney+ called, “The Santa Clauses”.
In the Disney+ series, 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 series will also be starring Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Devin Bright, Austin Kane, Matilda Lawler, Rupali Redd, David Krumholtz and Kal Penn.
According to Deadline, Laura San Giacomo has joined the show and will be playing 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.
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. Tim Allen is also an executive producer on the series.
Laura San Giacomo has previously starred in “Barry” and “NCIS”. She has also previously worked with Jack Burditt on “Just Shoot Me”.
All three previous “Santa Clause” films are available to stream on Disney+.
Are you looking forward to the return of “The Santa Clauses”?