The Disney+ Original limited series based on The Santa Clause films has wrapped filming. Production began last March in Los Angeles on the series and Tim Allen has taken to Twitter to share shooting has been completed. You can see that tweet below:
Finished shooting at the pole. The magic begins this fall. Don’t tell anyone I shared this photo looking out Santa’s window. pic.twitter.com/O1I4yBhDqF
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) June 3, 2022
The new series was announced in January with Tim Allen reprising the beloved role of Scott Calvin and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) returning as Carol a.k.a. Mrs. Claus. Also joining “The Santa Clause” (working title) as series regulars are Kal Penn, Tim Allen’s daughter Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Austin Kane, Rupali Redd, Devin Bright and Matilda Lawler (Station Eleven).
Tim Allen will also executive-produce the series. Allen starred in all three original films. Mitchell first appeared as Carol in the 2002 film The Santa Clause 2 and also again in 2006 for 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.
Jason Winer (The Big Leap) has been tapped as director and executive producer.
Award-winning Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Jon Radler, Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.
The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.
A Disney+ release date for “The Santa Clause” series has not been announced yet.