Disney is once again reaching into its vault for a brand new series for Disney+. 20th Television is producing a new series based on “The Santa Clause” franchise.
This new series will see Tim Allen return as Scott Calvin aka Santa, and 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.
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 and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.
Tim Allen has worked with Disney on many projects including “Home Improvement”, “Last Man Standing” and the “Toy Story” franchise.
The first three “Santa Clause” films are available on Disney+ now and with the original film being so popular, that it makes the Nielsen streaming top 10 during the Christmas period, it’s no surprise to see Disney wants to try to recapture the magic.
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