From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
Here’s an update from whatsondisneyplus.com-
Disney is currently prepping a brand new limited series for Disney+ that would continue “The Santa Clause” franchise, with Tim Allen reprising his role of Scott Calvin aka Santa and Elizabeth Mitchell will also be returning to reprise her role as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus.
In the new 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.
According to Deadline, Kal Penn will be starring in the new Disney+ series as a lead character, Simon Choksi, an ambitious game inventor and product developer and a devoted single father. Simon can talk the tech-mogul talk but can’t walk the walk, and his dreams of being the next Bezos falls drastically short. But all that changes after a visit to the North Pole.
Kal Penn has previously starred in the “Harold & Kumar” films plus ” House”, “Designated Survivor”, and “Sunnyside”. He will also be starring in the upcoming FX series, “Belated.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Jason Winer will be directing and executive producing the new Disney+ series. Jason Winer has previously directed episodes of “Big Leap”, “Single Parents”, and “Modern Family”.
20th Television is creating the show, and 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, Jon Radler and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.
The three “Santa Clause” movies are available on Disney+ now.
Are you looking forward to this new “Santa Clause” series?