Eric Stonestreet, known for his role in the popular show “Modern Family,” is joining Disney+‘s “The Santa Clauses.” Stonestreet will play Magnus Antas, also known as the Mad Santa, who reigned during the 14th Century. Magnus is now returning to try and take down Scott Calvin, played by Tim Allen, and reclaim the North Pole.
The series follows the Calvin family, who are back in the North Pole in the second season. Scott must continue his role as Santa Claus after failing to find a worthy successor in season one. Having successfully saved Christmas, Scott now focuses on training his son Calvin to eventually take over as Santa Claus.
“The Santa Clauses” is now in production for its second season after a successful first season. Disney+ viewers made the first season, which premiered on November 16, 2022, one of the Top 5 most-watched original series. It had the most hours streamed during its Season’s Streaming campaign that ran from November 3rd to December 31st, 2022.
In addition to Stonestreet and Allen, the series also features a talented ensemble cast, including Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Claus/Carol, Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra Calvin Claus, Austin Kane as Cal Calvin Claus, and Devin Bright as Santa’s elf bestie Noel. Matilda Lawler will reprise her role of Santa’s chief of staff, Betty, as a recurring guest star.
The second season will also feature a range of guest stars, including Marta Kessler as Olga. Olga is a surly, take-no-prisoners gnome who doesn’t understand “feelings” or “empathy” and serves as the sidekick to Mad Santa. The series will also welcome back Liam Kyle as Gary, Isabella Bennett as Edie, Sasha Knight as Crouton, Ruby Jay as Riley, Mia Lynn Bangunan as Pontoon, and Laura San Giacomo as La Befana, the Christmas Witch.
Jack Burditt, known for his work on “30 Rock,” will continue to serve as executive producer/showrunner for the series. The executive producing team also includes Kevin Hench, Richard Baker, and Rick Messina from “Last Man Standing.”
Fans of “The Santa Clauses” can look forward to more festive adventures as the Calvin family navigates their roles as Santa Claus and saves Christmas once again. Season 1 is currently streaming on Disney+.