Earlier this year, Disney announced it was creating a brand new series for Disney+ that is a continuation of “The Santa Clause” franchise.
This new series will see Tim Allen reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin, who 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.
Filming on the show began in Los Angeles in March, and today, Tim Allen took to social media to reveal that filming on the new Disney+ series has now wrapped.
Finished shooting at the pole. The magic begins this fall. Don’t tell anyone I shared this photo looking out Santa’s window.
Elizabeth Mitchell will also be returning to reprise her role as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus. Also starring in the series is Matilda Lawler, Kal Penn, Austin Kane, Rupali Redd, Devin Bright and Elizabeth Allen-Dick.
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 for Disney+.
Tim Allen is also an executive producer on the show, along with 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.
No release date for the new “Santa Clause” series has yet been announced, but with filming now complete, it does make the series likely to arrive on our screens for this year’s holiday season.
The three “Santa Clause” movies are available on Disney+ now.
Are you looking forward to this new “Santa Clause” series?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.