Tim Allen sleighs yes to a Santa Clause reboot on Disney Plus

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Tim Allen in 1994’s The Santa Claus.

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Disney Plus is reintroducing Santa Claus, and Tim Allen has signed a new contract 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 for reboots, from live action remakes of animated classics to direct-to-streaming rehashes like Home Sweet Home Alone this 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.

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The showrunner is Jack Burditt, whose past credits include 30 Rock, Modern Family, Frasier and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The series films in March, so there’s a chance it will be on our screens this coming Christmas.

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