the Santa Claus The franchise is making a comeback, this time on the small screen.
Disney+ on Friday announced a series order for Santa (working title), a limited-run series that will see Tim Allen reprise his beloved role as Scott Calvin. Production is slated to start in Los Angeles this spring, with Jack Burditt (Last man standing) on board as showrunner. He will be an executive producer alongside his colleague SGA veterinarians Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.
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Scott Calvin is about to turn 65 and realizes he can’t be Santa Claus forever. He begins to lose a step in his duties as Santa Claus and, more importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two children who grew up at the pole. With plenty 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.
Allen originated the role of Santa’s proxy in the 1994s Santa. The family film made nearly $200 million at the box office and spawned two sequels: 2002 Santa Claus 2 (which featured Elizabeth Mitchell as Scott’s love interest/eventual wife Carol) and 2006 Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause (which featured Martin Short as Jack Frost). The complete trilogy is streaming on Disney+.
the Home improvement The Vet’s Disney ties (of course) extend far beyond the Santa Claus franchise. Allen previously voiced Buzz Lightyear in the toy story titled live action movies and films Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) and The shaggy dog (2006). He recently completed a nine-season run on Last man standing, on which he played conservative business owner Mike Baxter and co-hosted the History Channel competition series Assembly required opposite the former co-star (and tool time sidekick) Richard Karn.
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