In January of this year, Disney announced that Tim Allen would be reprising his role as Scott Calvin/Santa Clause for an upcoming limited series for Disney+.
Allen first starred as Santa in the popular Santa Clause movie trilogy that premiered in 1994. He played Scott Calvin, a businessman who inherits Santa’s responsibilities after the man in red dies falling off of his roof. In the franchise’s second film, Allen’s character is on the search for a Mrs. Clause, and battles it out with Jack Frost to protect the North Pole in the third installment.
The new streaming series called The Santa Clauses picks up near Santa’s 65th birthday as he finds his Santa magic waning. Santa is on the hunt for a replacement while also preparing his family for life away from the North Pole.
The huge event D23 took place over the weekend, where the House of Mouse released countless trailers and teasers to all their upcoming works, including The Santa Clauses!
In the trailer, Santa announces his impending retirement and tells his elves about his search for his replacement. Of course, they all begin freaking out! One of his interviewees is NFL legend Peyton Manning, who puts on one heck of a comedic performance!
In the very last seconds of the trailer, Santa’s trusty elf Bernard makes an appearance, saying, “Miss me?”
The trailer also revealed that it will premiere on Disney+ on November 16, just in time for the holidays! We can’t wait!
Watch the trailer below.