The Santa Clause Is Returning As a Disney+ Series With Tim Allen In the Lead Role

It’s only January, but it’s never too early to start getting in the holiday spirit, as Disney announced that Tim Allen will be returning for a new Disney Plus series based on the Santa Claus movies.

Allen is set to reprise his role as Scott Calvin from the original films, as well as serve as an executive producer on the series. Jack Burdett, who has worked at 30 Rock, Modern Family, Frasier, and more, is also an executive producer. Production of the series is scheduled to begin in March.

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The series began in 1994 with Santa Claus, where an ordinary man is forced to take on all the responsibilities of Santa Claus after he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit. The film had two consecutive releases, The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, and Santa Clause 3 of 2006: The Escape Clause. The series has been dormant since the third movie came out over 15 years ago.

The new series will follow Calvin, who is still working as Santa Claus as he approaches his 65th birthday. He wants to return to the normal world, so he sets out to find a suitable replacement for Santa while also preparing his family to leave the North Pole.

While there’s no launch window for this new offer, you can check out all that’s new on Disney Plus this month.

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Logan Blunt is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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