“The Santa Clauses” (Disney+ photo by James Clark)
Disney+ Greenlights season 2 of “The Santa Clauses” series
14 December 2022
Disney+ announced on December 14 that they have greenlit a second season of the original series “The Santa Clauses”.
Tim Allen will produce and continue in his role as Santa/Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures’ theatrical franchise. Elizabeth Mitchell will reprise her role as Mrs. Claus/Carol.
Alongside Allen, Jack Burditt will continue as executive producer and showrunner, and Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina will serve as executive producers alongside Jason Winer and Jon Radler for Small Dog Picture Company. Season one of the series, which premiered on November 16, is currently streaming on Disney+.
“This franchise has made a lasting impact for so many families and has truly become a part of their annual holiday traditions,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “Bringing it back as a series has been a true gift, and I’m grateful to our producing partners at 20th Television and, of course, Tim Allen and the team, that we have another reason to celebrate this holiday season.”
Allen first portrayed Santa/Scott Calvin in the 1994 film Santa Claus. Mitchell was introduced as Carol in the 2002 sequel Santa Claus 2 when Allen’s character must find a Mrs. Claus to continue being Santa Claus.
Allen, whose popularity skyrocketed as the star of the top-rated ABC series “Home Improvement,” received numerous awards for his role as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, including a Golden Globe in 1994 and The People’s Choice Award for eight years in a row. from 1992 to 1999. Allen also starred for nine seasons on the hit series Last Man Standing.
In 1995, Allen voiced the Buzz Lightyear character in Pixar’s first computer-animated film, Toy Story. He reprized the role in two sequels, the 1999s Toy Story 2 and the 2010s Toy Story 3. He also appeared as the character in a number of “Toy Story” shorts, including “Hawaiian Vacation,” “Small Fry” and “Partysaurus Rex.”
In season one of “The Santa Clauses,” Scott Calvin returns after nearly 30 years as Santa, and he’s as happy as ever. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic. Scott struggles to keep up with the demands of his job as well as being there for his family. After discovering that there is a way to step down from the position, Scott considers stepping down as Santa and finding a worthy successor so he can be a better father and husband.
The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios.