Disney is currently prepping a brand new limited series for Disney+ that would continue “The Santa Clause” franchise, with Tim Allen reprising his role of Scott Calvin, aka Santa and Elizabeth Mitchell will also be returning to reprise her role as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus.
In the new 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.
According to Deadline, Matilda Lawler has been cast in the series, she has previously starred in the Disney+ Original film, “Flora & Ulysses”.
Lawler will be playing the role of Betty, Santa’s acerbic, demanding Chief of Staff. She always the smartest elf in the room, tasked with wrangling Santa while also making sure the reindeer fly on time. Just a bit humorless, Betty is a job-oriented Elf.
Also starring in the series will be Kal Penn, Austin Kane, Rupali Redd, Devin Bright and Elizabeth Allen-Dick will also be starring in “Santa Clause”.
The series is going to be directed and executive produced by Jason Winer, who has previously directed episodes of “Big Leap”, “Single Parents”, and “Modern Family”.
20th Television is creating the show, and 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, Jon Radler and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.
The three “Santa Clause” movies are available on Disney+ now.
Are you looking forward to this new “Santa Clause” series?