Back in January, Disney announced that it would be creating a new Disney+ series based on its hit Christmas trilogy, The Santa Clause. The news itself was exciting, but then Disney shared that Tim Allen would be returning to reprise his role as Scott Calvin, AKA Santa Claus. Disney didn’t share a lot of details at first, but we later learned that Elizabeth Mitchell had also signed onto the series. Mitchell played Carol, the woman who would marry Scott in The Santa Clause 2 and become Mrs. Claus.
Disney has since revealed that the story will take place years after the original trilogy, with Santa looking to find someone to take his place, so he can retire and spend more time with his family. Now, as part of Disney’s Halfway to the Holidays celebration, Disney is releasing more details about the series and revealing the show’s official name — The Santa Clauses.
Disney Parks Blog shared more information on the series and a first-look photo:
In addition to the Calvin family, Kal Penn joins the cast of “The Santa Clauses” playing Simon Choski, a single father, ambitious game inventor and product developer whose visit to the North Pole makes a big impact on the direction of his life. He’s joined by Rupali Redd playing the role of Grace, his angelic daughter with a love for Santa and all things Christmas.
And where would Santa be without his elves? Devin Bright joins the cast as Noel, Santa’s trusted right-hand elf, along with Matilda Lawler as Betty, Santa’s demanding Chief of Staff and job-oriented Elf.
“The Santa Clauses” is set some time after the events of “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” and picks up with Scott Calvin on the brink of his 65th birthday. Realizing he can’t be Santa forever as he suddenly starts to lose his Santa magic, he sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the North Pole.
One really fun fact about this show is that Elizabeth Allen Dick will be playing Scott and Carol’s daughter, Grace. Allen Dick is actually Tim Allen’s real-life daughter! Disney has not told us an official Disney+ release date for the new series, but we expect it to be sometime this holiday season. Disney Dining will let readers know when the show has an air date.