Santa Claus live on! Disney+ announced on December 15, 2022 that Season 2 of the The Santa Clauses is officially underway, with Tim Allen again to take (the sled) reigns as the man in red. The series serves as the fourth part of Santa Claus franchise, which includes the original 1994 film. Keep reading for everything we know about Season 2.
Will there be a season 2 of Disney+’s “The Santa Clauses”?
Disney+ announced season 2 of The Santa Clausesfollowing the show’s first season finale on December 15.
“This franchise has had a lasting impact on so many families and has truly become a part of their annual holiday traditions,” said Hey Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “Bringing it back as a series has been a true gift and I’m grateful to our producing partners at 20. TV and, of course, Tim Allen and team, that we have another reason to celebrate this holiday season.”
Tim will return as an executive producer and of course continue in the beloved role of Santa/Scott Calvin. Elizabeth Mitchell will also reprise her role as Mrs. Claus/Carol from Walt Disney Pictures’ blockbuster series.
What are the “gnomes” about?
IN The Santa Clauses season 1, Scott Calvin returns after being Santa Claus for nearly 30 years. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does the magic of Santa Claus. In addition to Scott struggling to keep up with the demands of his job, he also struggles to be there for his family. After discovering that there is a way to retire from the Santa gig, Scott considers stepping down as the big guy and finding a worthy successor so he can be a better father and husband.
Back in November, J-14 sat down with Elizabeth and Tim where they talked about their very different initial reactions to news of the upcoming series. “I was excited. It was a real surprise,” Elizabeth said J-14. “It kind of came out of the blue, it felt like. I didn’t even know anyone was thinking about it, so it was a surprise. Then the surprise turned into joy.”
For Tim, it was more of a reaction to “this again?” He told J-14, “My wife kept saying, ‘Are you sure you want to do this again because you were a little cranky last time?’ I wasn’t very excited about it. I didn’t think it was going to happen.”
However, his feelings about the show changed after he saw the first script written by Jack Burditt. “[The writers] started asking me questions,” Tim said of his involvement, explaining that he wanted “deeper questions answered,” like what Christmas actually means to the paragraphs.
“Or at least let’s make sure we understand the system of Christmas and what Christmas means. The religious part of it is also the spiritual part of it – and once they [the writers] started to get it, besides it’s a fun family movie, come on. I mean, I said, ‘OK, I’ll do it.'”
And he’s doing it again for Season 2! Sled!
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