From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
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, Tim Allen’s daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, is going to be making her acting debut by joining the series and she will play Sandra, the youngest child of Scott Calvin (Allen) and Carol (Mitchell). Sandra is a bit rough and tumble, has a passionate sense of right and wrong, and a strong connection to animals, mostly because there are no humans her age at the North Pole, which makes her lonely.
In a statement, Tim Allen said, “Our entire family is delighted for her”
Also starring in the series will be Kal Penn, Austin Kane, Rupali Redd and Devin Bright.
Austin Kane will be playing the role of Cal, the older son of Scott Calvin and his wife, Caro. Cal lacks drive and focus, isn’t sure what he wants but knows it’s not at the North Pole, and appears ill-equipped to survive in either world, although that might be slowly changing.
Rupali Redd will play Grace. Sweet, loving, and kind, Grace is the angelic daughter of game inventor and product developer, Simon Choksi (Penn). Her wide-eyed belief in Santa, and her love for all things Christmas, could melt the heart of even the biggest non-believer.
Devin Bright plays the role of Noel, Santa’s trusted right-hand elf. Optimistic and energetic, Noel perceives himself as Santa’s best friend.
The series is going to be directed and executive produced by Jason Winer, who 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?