Kal Penn To Star in “Santa Clause” Disney+ Series

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Kal Penn To Star in “Santa Clause” Disney+ Series

Actor Kal Penn is joining the cast of the upcoming “Santa Clause” Disney+ series.

Tim Allen will be reprising his role as Santa aka Scott Calvin for the return of all-new The Santa Clause Series coming to Disney+! Elizabeth Mitchell will be reprising her role as Carol/ Mrs. Claus in the upcoming series, too.

According to Deadline, Penn will play Simon Choksi, an ambitious game inventor and product developer and a devoted single father. Simon can talk the tech-mogul talk but can’t walk the walk, and his dreams of being the next Bezos falls drastically short. But all that changes after a visit to the North Pole.

Related: Disney+ “Santa Clause” series name revealed

Kal Penn To Star in “Santa Clause” Disney+ Series

Here are the details:

Disney Legend Tim Allen will executive-produce “The Santa Clause” (working title), a Disney+ Original limited series in which he reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures’ blockbuster franchise.  

Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. Award-winning Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers.  

The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.

Allen won a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa Claus’s proxy, complete with expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white whiskers in the 1994 film “The Santa Clause.”. He went on to play the role in two sequels, both hugely popular movies, 2002’s “The Santa Clause 2” and 2006’s “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.

Related: Elizabeth Mitchell Will Return as Mrs. Claus for “The Santa Clause” Disney+ Series

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Source: Deadline

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