Disney Plus is reintroducing Santa Claus, and Tim Allen has signed on to play Santa once again.
The 1994 hit film spawned two big-screen sequels in 2002 and 2006, and now Disney is turning it into a TV series for the streaming platform. Disney has a huge back catalog, from live action remakes of animated classics to reboots like straight-to-streaming rehashesThis past Christmas.
In the films, Allen’s character Scott Calvin was a normal boy and troubled father, who stepped out in a big red suit when Kris Kringle fell off his roof and apparently died (had anyone else thought that the movie) Kinda glosses over that terrifying detail?) In the new series, an old Calvin sets out to find a replacement Santa.
Showrunner is Jack Burditt, whose past credits include 30 Rock, Modern Family, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Frasier (which is set to be rebooted soon). The series films in March, so there’s a chance it will be on our screens this coming Christmas.