Tim Allen Returns as Santa in The Santa Clause Franchise for New Disney+ Sequel Series

Tim Allen will reprise his role as Father Christmas in The Santa Clause franchise for new Disney+ sequels










Tim Allen will reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series.

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive in the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday movie franchise The Santa Clause.

Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which has the working title The Santa Clause.

Coming back: Tim Allen is ready to reprise his role as Santa in a new Disney+ limited series. Seen in 2019

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive in the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday movie franchise The Santa Clause.  Seen in 2006

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive in the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday movie franchise The Santa Clause. Seen in 2006

In addition, Burditt will be running the series along with Last Man Standing executive producers Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.

Baker and Messina also represent Tim as managers through their Messina Baker Entertainment Corporation.

Production on the new series will begin in March in Los Angeles.

Reunion: Allen reunites with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which is working titled The Santa Clause.  Allen and Eric Lloyd pictured in 1994

Reunion: Allen reunites with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which is working titled The Santa Clause. Allen and Eric Lloyd pictured in 1994

The franchise’s first film, 1994’s The Santa Clause, followed divorced father Scott Calvin (Allen), who accidentally kills Santa and is transported to the North Pole with his young son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), where he is told that he has to bring Santa Claus. Place.

Allen wore a thick 35-pound suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup to play Santa Claus.

The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

In The Santa Clause 2, Calvin has come to love his role as Santa Claus after six years, but he finds out that he must find a wife before Christmas Eve or else he will lose his place as Santa Claus.

He returns home where he is reunited with Charlie, who ended up on the naughty list, and falls in love with Carol Newman (Elizabeth Mitchell).

Getting into character: Allen wore a thick 35-pound suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup to play Santa Claus.  Seen in 1994

Getting into character: Allen wore a thick 35-pound suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup to play Santa Claus. Seen in 1994

In Santa Clause 3, Calvin faced off against Jack Frost (Martin Short), who has a plan to take over his role as Santa Claus.

An official synopsis for a limited series reads: ‘In Disney Branded Television’s The Santa Clause series, produced by 20th Television, Scott Calvin (Allen) is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizes he can’t be Santa Claus forever. are.

He’s starting to lose a step in his duties as Santa Claus and, most importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two children who grew up on the Pole.

“With plenty of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa as he prepares his family for a new adventure in life south of the Pole.”

Success: The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Success: The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

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