Santa Clauses, The: Tim Allen Returns in New Disney+ Limited Series, November 16

Tim Allen returns as Santa Claus in the new Disney+ limited series debuting November 16.

Tim Allen in the first full trailer for Disney+’s The Santa Clauses.

The star reprises his role as Scott Calvin, also known as Santa Claus, in the forthcoming limited series, launching with a two-episode premiere Nov. 16. The holiday-themed show focuses on Calvin deciding that, after 30 years as Father Christmas, he’s ready to move on with his life and leave his Santa responsibilities to a successor amid the holiday’s declining popularity. However, he soon realizes that Christmas has been left in the wrong hands, and it’s up to him to save it.

The series is part of the film franchise that began in 1994 with the original The Santa Clause and was last seen on the big screen with 2006’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. The show’s cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Devin Bright, Austin Kane, Matilda Lawler, Rupali Redd and Kal Penn.

Also seen in the trailer is David Krumholtz as Bernard, Santa’s former lead elf. Krumholtz previously addressed his absence from the third film.

Allen celebrated the trailer’s launch by sharing it to Twitter with the message, “Ho ho ho! The first two episodes will drop on November 16th!”

The star also serves as executive producer, alongside showrunner Jack Burditt, Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.

The Santa Clauses premieres Nov. 16 on Disney+.