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“The Santa Clause” Set to Continue as a Series on Disney+

Fans of The Santa Clause film franchise will be excited to learn of a new development that will continue this nostalgic Christmas tale for audiences at home.

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Disney has just confirmed that Tim Allen will be reprising his role as Santa in a new series to be developed for Disney+. Production on the series is set to begin this March, and while no release date for the show has been announced yet, we have to imagine it would arrive on Disney+ in time for the holidays , likely for next year, or earlier. Disney+ series episodes are released weekly rather than all at once, so it is likely the series would debut earlier on in the holiday season to end closer to Christmas.

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The story will pick up years after the end of the last Santa Clause film to debut, where Allen’s character Scott Calvin will be aging and coming to the conclusion that he cannot continue to take on the role of Santa every Christmas Eve for the remainder of his life.

With his family having lived at the North Pole since he became Santa Claus, he also wonders about what life would be like if he were able to give his children a chance to live their lives in a “normal” setting. The plot continues with Calvin setting off to search for a suitable replacement and his adventures in getting ready to create a new life outside of being Santa.

The series follows the original 1994 film The Santa Clause and its two sequels and will be executive produced by Jack Burditt and Tim Allen alongside Kevin Hench, Richard Baker, and Rick Messina.

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We do not have additional details this time on other cast members who will be starring in the series, and which characters and actors from previous films will also be reprising their roles. Disney+ has been very successful however in terms of its original content created just for the winter holidays and Halloween season, so we imagine the series based on the popular film franchise will be a welcome addition when it debuts.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."