The Santa Clauses Review 2022 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online
The Santa Clause series reads: “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.”
Turn that Grinch face upside down. The Santa Clauses is right around the corner! The Disney+ series will premiere on November 16. A new trailer, released on October 27, reveals Scott Calvin, a.k.a. Santa Claus, realizing that he made a bad call in retiring too early. The new Santa Claus is “destroying the Christmas spirit,” and it’s up to Scott and his family to save Christmas!
The Santa Clause became an instant holiday classic when it hit theaters in 1994. Over nearly 30 years, The Santa Clause has spawned two sequels and will soon be a TV series. Tim Allen is reprising his iconic role in a Disney+ Original series, along with other familiar faces from the original trilogy.
The Santa Clause movies are some of the many films that make the rounds on network television channels every holiday season and for good reason. Though the films may not have the flashy musical set pieces of White Christmas (1954) or the animated artistry of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), but they are still undeniably fun films that are reaching the age of being nostalgic for adults who grew up watching them. Now, over fifteen years after The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) was released, we are finally getting to see this unique take on the Christmas mascot again with The Santa Clauses (2022).
Just when we thought the story of Scott Calvin was concluded, he’s back in his own limited series, with Tim Allen once again donning the white beard and bright red coat. The sequel series was announced by Disney back in January of this year, and even though it hasn’t even been a full year yet, The Santa Clauses is set to be here just in time for the holiday season. Thanks to the show’s large presence at this year’s D23 Expo, we’ve also gotten a lot more details and even a first look at what the new show will have to offer. So to get fully prepared for this nostalgic return to the North Pole, here is everything we know so far about The Santa Clauses.
Tim Allen won’t just be staring in the show, he’ll also be executive producing. Directing the project will be Jason Winer and writing will be by Jack Burditt, both of whom worked on the Emmy-winning Modern Family (2009-2020). The rest of the crew is rounded out by casting director Bonnie Zane (The Larry Sanders Show), production designer Melanie Jones (Whiplash), art director Hunter Brown (Twin Peaks), and set decorator Maile Cassara (Black is King).
As we’ve already mentioned several times, Tim Allen will be returning to his iconic role as Scott Calvin, the average Joe who got the opportunity to become the holly jolly Santa Claus. Allen isn’t the only one returning from the franchise either. He’ll be joined by his onscreen wife and Mrs. Claus Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), his original Elf Number 1 David Krumholtz (The Deuce), and his own son Charlie, Eric Lloyd (The Wonder Years). The cast and crew also teased that some other familiar faces from the original trilogy will appear, so fingers crossed we’ll see Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building) and Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop) will return to the franchise.
Newcomers to the series include Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), Matilda Lawler (Flora & Ulysses), Devin Bright (Monsters at Work), Rupali Redd (Bite Size Halloween), Laura San Giacomo (Barry), Austin Kane (Godless), and Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Tim Allen’s own daughter who will be making her acting debut with The Santa Clauses.
Ever since this unlikely franchise began with The Santa Clause (1994), Scott Calvin has been delivering presents to all the children of the world. That means Scott has been Santa for nearly thirty years, so naturally, he’s getting a little tired. Approaching the ripe age of 65 years young, Santa has ultimately made the decision to retire and find himself a successor without falling off a rough as his own predecessor did. Most of what we’ve seen from the trailer and clips showcase the North Pole, but the official synopsis below teases that Scott will be traveling south to find a suitable replacement:
“Scott Calvin is about to turn 65 and, realizing he can’t be Santa forever, sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in life south of the pole.”
While promoting the show at D23, Tim Allen himself teased that the beauty of The Santa Clauses being a show is that it gives the creators an opportunity to explore and even expand the mythos of the franchise. As fans of the films have gotten older, the more questions they’ve had about the children’s series. Did the Santa that Scott yelled at in the first film die or just disappear? What happened to the old Santa’s Mrs. Claus? How come the elves weren’t angry or confused when a totally different person showed up at the North Pole with Santa’s coat? If Allen’s tease was any indication, it sounds like we may finally be getting some answers that we’ve been asking every Christmas season.