Tim Allen To Headline ‘The Santa Clause’ Sequel Series For Disney+ – Deadline


Tim Allen is returning to Disney — and to the North Pole. The actor-comedian is about to star in and executive-produce The Santa Clause (working title), a Disney+ unique restricted sequence, through which he’ll reprise his function as Scott Calvin from the hit Walt Disney Pictures vacation franchise.


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On the sequence, Allen is reuniting with Jack Burditt, creator of Allen’s hit sitcom Last Man Standing, who will function government producer and showrunner on The Last Clause. Last Man Standing writer-executive producer Kevin Hench will government produce the brand new sequence, alongside Allen’s managers, Richard Baker and Rick Messina who additionally had EP credit on LMS.

In Disney Branded Television’s The Santa Clause sequence, produced by twentieth Television, Scott Calvin (Allen) is getting ready to his sixty fifth birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa endlessly. He’s beginning to lose a step in his Santa duties, and extra importantly, he’s acquired a household who may benefit from a life within the regular world, particularly his two youngsters who’ve grown up on the Pole. With lots of elves, youngsters, and household to please, Scott units out to discover a appropriate alternative Santa whereas getting ready his household for a brand new journey in a life south of the pole.

Production on the sequence is about to start in March in Los Angeles.

Classic vacation film franchises from the Disney library are being mined for Disney+; this previous vacation season, the streamer premiered a brand new Home Alone movie.

Allen gained a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus’s proxy, full with increasing waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers within the 1994 movie The Santa Clause. He went on to play the function in two sequels, 2002’s The Santa Clause 2 and 2006’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. (You can watch a trailer for the third film beneath.) Allen reunited with the artistic group from The Santa Clause to make Disney’s Jungle 2 Jungle, and in addition starred in Disney’s remake of The Shaggy Dog in 2006.

Additionally, Allen voices one of the in style Disney animated characters, Buzz Lightyear, in Pixar’s Toy Story franchise.

On the TV aspect at Disney, the comic headlined certainly one of ABC’s signature comedy sequence, Home Improvement. Allen additionally starred for 9 seasons on Last Man Standing, which began on ABC earlier than transferring to Fox and was produced by twentieth Television.

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