“The Santa Clauses” aired its 6th and final episode of season 1 this week. The Disney+ series was apparently doing something right, because it’s been renewed for a second season. Based on the popular “The Santa Clause” holiday film franchise, the series sees Tim Allen return as Scott Calvin, a man who finds himself in the predicament of becoming Santa.
“The Santa Clauses” is a continuation of 2002’s “The Santa Clause 2,” where Calvin must find his Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell) or risk no longer being the beloved holiday figure. The show picks up as Calvin returns after being Santa Claus for close to thirty years. While he is as jolly as ever, Christmas is waning in popularity. As the love of Christmas dwindles so do Calvin’s magic abilities. Leaving him with the struggle of keeping up with his job while trying to be there for his loved ones. During all this turmoil he realizes that there is a way to retire from his post. So now he is faced with the decision of finding a worthy successor and retiring which would allow him more time with is family.
While some reports indicate ratings weren’t high, Christmas approaching may see the interest in seasonal programming go up. “This franchise has had a lasting impact for so many families, truly becoming part of their annual holiday traditions,” Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television said. “Bringing it back as a series has been a true gift, and I’m grateful to our producing partners at 20th Television and, of course, Tim Allen and team, that we have yet another reason to celebrate this holiday season.”
Season 1 of “The Santa Clauses” is currently streaming on Disney+. We’ll let you know what we hear about season 2.