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Tim Allen to reprise his role as Santa in The Santa Clause franchise for new Disney+ sequel series

Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series.

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive produce the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday film franchise The Santa Clause.

Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which has the working title The Santa Clause.

Coming back: Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series. Seen in 2019

Coming back: Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series. Seen in 2019

Coming back: Tim Allen is set to reprise his role as Santa Claus in a new Disney+ limited series. Seen in 2019

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive produce the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday film franchise The Santa Clause. Seen in 2006

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive produce the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday film franchise The Santa Clause. Seen in 2006

According to a report from Deadline on Friday, the 68-year-old actor will star and executive produce the series, which will be a sequel to the beloved holiday film franchise The Santa Clause. Seen in 2006

In addition, Burditt will executive produce the series along with Last Man Standing executive producers Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.

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Baker and Messina also represent Tim as managers through their Messina Baker Entertainment Corporation.  

The new series will begin production in Los Angeles in March.

Reunion: Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which has the working title The Santa Clause. Allen and Eric Lloyd pictured in 1994

Reunion: Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which has the working title The Santa Clause. Allen and Eric Lloyd pictured in 1994

Reunion: Allen will be reunited with Last Man Standing creator Jack Burditt, who will serve as showrunner for the series, which has the working title The Santa Clause. Allen and Eric Lloyd pictured in 1994

The first film of the franchise, 1994’s The Santa Clause, followed divorced dad Scott Calvin (Allen), who accidentally kills Santa Claus and is transported to the North Pole with his young son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) where he is told he must take Santa’s place.

Allen wore a 35-pound fat suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup application to play Santa Claus. 

The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequel films The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

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In The Santa Clause 2, Calvin has grown to love his role as Santa Claus after six years but learns that he has to find a wife by Christmas Eve or lose his place as Santa.

He returns home where he reunites with Charlie, who landed on the naughty list, and falls in love with Carol Newman (Elizabeth Mitchell).

Getting into character: Allen wore a 35-pound fat suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup application to play Santa Claus. Seen in 1994

Getting into character: Allen wore a 35-pound fat suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup application to play Santa Claus. Seen in 1994

Getting into character: Allen wore a 35-pound fat suit including prosthetics and underwent four hours of makeup application to play Santa Claus. Seen in 1994

The Santa Clause 3 saw Calvin face off against Jack Frost (Martin Short) who plots to take over his role as Santa. 

An official synopsis for limited series reads: ‘In Disney Branded Television’s The Santa Clause series, produced by 20th Television, Scott Calvin (Allen) is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. 

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‘He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties and, more important, 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.’ 

Success: The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequel films The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Success: The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequel films The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

Success: The Santa Clause was a hit, grossing $189 million at the box office, and spawned two sequel films The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006).

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