Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Clause in The Santa Clause franchise for Disney+’s new sequel series.










Tim Allen is set to 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 in and executive produce the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved Christmas movie franchise The Santa Clause.

Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as executive producer on the series, whose working title is The Santa Clause.

Return: Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series. Seen in 2019

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

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

Additionally, Burditt will executive produce the series alongside Last Man Standing executive producers Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.

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

The new series will begin production in Los Angeles in March.

Reunion: Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as executive producer on the series, whose working title is The Santa Clause.  Allen and Eric Lloyd photographed in 1994

Reunion: Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as executive producer on the series, whose working title is The Santa Clause. Allen and Eric Lloyd photographed in 1994

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

Allen wore a 35-pound fat suit that included prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup application to portray Santa Claus.

The Santa Clause was a success, grossing $189 million at the box office and spawning two sequel films The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

In The Santa Clause 2, Calvin has grown to love his role as Santa Claus after six years, but learns that he has to find a wife by Christmas Eve or lose his place as Santa Claus.

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

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

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

The Santa Clause 3 saw Calvin take on Jack Frost (Martin Short), who plans to take on his role as Santa.

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

“He is starting to lose a step in his Santa duties and, more importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two sons who grew up in the Pole.

“With plenty of elves, kids and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement for Santa while preparing 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 spawning 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 spawning two sequels The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

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