Tim Allen Returns To ‘The Santa Clause’ For Limited Series On Disney+
Christmas may just be over, but Disney+ are still in a festive mood as they announce ‘The Santa Clause‘, a limited series that sees Tim Allen return to the role he played in the movies for the streaming service.
In the Disney+ series, Scott Calvin (Allen) 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.
Allen won a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus’s proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film ‘The Santa Clause’. He went on to play the role in two sequels, both hugely popular movies, 2002’s ‘The Santa Clause 2’ and 2006’s ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’. Allen rose to fame as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor in ‘Home Improvement’, which earned him numerous awards including a Golden Globe in 1994 and The People’s Choice Award for eight consecutive years from 1992-1999. More recently he starred for nine seasons on the series ‘Last Man Standing’. He is also, of course, the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ movies.
The new limited series comes from the team behind ‘Last Man Standing’, with Jack Burditt, creator of the comedy, taking the role of showrunner and exec producer. ‘Last Man Standing’ writer-executive producer Kevin Hench will also EP ‘The Santa Clause’, along with Richard Baker and Rick Messina, who were also EPs on ‘Last Man Standing’. Disney Branded Television produces the new series, which begins filming in March in Los Angeles.
‘The Santa Clause‘ does not yet have a premiere date, but will be on Disney+, presumably around Christmas in either 2022 or 2023. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.