Another familiar face is returning for The Santa Clause limited series on Disney Plus.
News of The Santa Clause receiving a revival series was first announced two weeks ago. While we knew Tim Allen would be returning to reprise his role as Scott Calvin, aka Santa Claus, little else was known regarding the series. Now, it looks like Allen will be joined by Elizabeth Mitchell who returns as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus.
Mitchell first joined the beloved franchise with The Santa Clause 2, which saw Allen’s Scott go in search of a Mrs. Claus in order to remain Santa. She returned alongside Allen for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006, where Scott had to learn to keep his family happy, while also battling Martin Short‘s Jack Frost.
The revival series looks to be headed in a new direction with Scott realizing he’s unable to be Santa forever, something he’s struggling with as his birthday approaches. The series will set up a new Santa Claus, while allowing Scott and his family to, hopefully, prepare for a new adventure outside of the North Pole.
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.
The revival series is being showrun by Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt. He will executive produce the series along with Allen, Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. A release date for The Santa Clause has yet to be announced.