The Santa Clauses has a new cast member. Per Deadline, David Krumholtz is set to reprise his role as Bernard the Elf in the upcoming Disney+ series. Krumholtz portrayed Bernard the Elf in both the original 1994 film and later returned for the sequel in 2002. The character of Bernard the Elf is a grumpy but effective taskmaster who works in Santa’s workshop.
Krumholtz will reunited with former co-stars Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell, who will reprise their roles as Scott Calvin/Santa and Carol Calvin/Mrs. Claus in the series. Also starring in the series are Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra, Devin Bright as Noel, Austin Kane as Cal, Matilda Lawler as Betty, Rupali Redd as Grace and Kal Penn as Simon Choski.
The Santa Clauses will see Allen’s Scott realizing he cannot be Santa forever as he approaches his 65th birthday. As his Santa magic begins to fade, Scott sets out to find a new replacement Santa, all while readying his family for a brand-new adventure as they prepare for life South of the North Pole.
The Disney+ series hails from Jack Burditt (30 Rock, Modern Family) who will executive produce and serve as the showrunner. Allen is also stepping into an executive producer role on the project, alongside his former Last Man Standing boss, Kevin Hench. As of this writing, the series does not yet have a premiere date.