Kal Penn is the latest actor to board The Santa Clause limited series for Disney Plus.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline, with the outlet reporting Penn has joined the series in a leading role. Per the outlet, Penn’s character will be a leading character opposite Tim Allen‘s Scott Calvin. Penn plays the role of Simon Choksi, an ambitious game inventor and product developer and a devoted single father. The character is said to be able to talk the talk as a tech-mogul, but is unable to back up his talk, impacting his dreams of becoming the next Jeff Bezos. Choksi’s life will change, however, after a visit to the North Pole.
The Santa Clause limited series will see Allen’s Santa prepare to turn over the title ahead of his 65th birthday. While the report doesn’t specify as much, it seems likely Penn’s character will be the new Santa Clause.
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.
Penn joins the previously announced Allen, and Elizabeth Mitchell, who reprises her role as Mrs. Clause from the second and third films. While yet confirmed, the series is expected to be called The Clauses according to a report from The DisInsider.
The limited series is from Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt..