Back in January, Tim Allen sent out a tweet that put fans into a tizzy. The tweet announced that Allen would be reprising his role as Scott Calvin AKA Santa Claus for a new series coming to Disney+. The series will also see the return of Elizabeth Mitchell who played Carol Calvin, AKA Mrs. Claus in both The Santa Claus 2 and The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause. Kal Penn has also been cast to play Simon Choski, a single father, game inventor, and product developer.
Now we have some more casting news and this time, it’s staying within the Allen family. Tim Allen’s daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick will appear as a series regular and is slated to play Scott Calvin’s daughter. Allen-Dick will be playing Sandra, the youngest child of Scott and Carol, who has grown up at The North Pole. According to Disney, Sandra is a strong personality who has a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. She also has a strong connection to the animals that live at the North Pole because there are no children her age there.
Here is more information on the brand-new series coming to Disney+.
In the 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.
Austin Kane has been cast in The Santa Clause series as Allen-Dick’s brother, Cal. In the series, Cal — Sandra’s older brother — is struggling to figure out what he wants to do with his life. He knows that he does not want to be at the North Pole, but he doesn’t know how to live in the real world. Rupali Redd will be playing Grace, Simon’s daughter. And Devin Bright will be playing Noel, Santa’s right-hand elf.
In addition to starring in the series, Tim Allen will also be an Executive Producer. The series will also have Allen reunite with Jack Burditt. Burditt and Allen worked together on Allen’s last big series, Last Man Standing. For The Santa Clause series, Burditt will be an Executive Producer and also showrunner. While there is no official release date for the Disney+ series, many are hoping that it will be done in time for the 2022 holiday season.