Horror Movie Guru
- Nov 30, 2019
The creator of Last Man Standing is reuniting with series star Tim Allen for a new Disney+ series set in the world of The Santa Clause. The film franchise, which featured Allen as a selfish man who learned to be more loving when he accidentally killed Santa Claus and had to take over the role, has earned almost $500 million at the box office since it began in 1994. The last installment in the series, which featured Martin Short as a villainous take on Jack Frost, was released in 2006. Allen will executive producer, along with Scott Burditt, the creator of Last Man Standing, who will serve as a showrunner.
The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.
Allen won a People's Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus's proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film The Santa Clause. He went on to play the role in two sequels, 2002's The Santa Clause 2 (which saw Santa forced to find a Mrs. Claus) and 2006's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.
In the Disney+ series, 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.