Update: March 04, 2022 1:57 p.m. STI
Washington [US]Mar. 4 (ANI): Hollywood actor Kal Penn, best known for his role in the “Harold and Kumar” film franchise, is set to star opposite Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell in Disney Plus’ upcoming limited series, “The Santa Claus”. ‘, from creator Jack Burditt.
According to Deadline, Allen will reprise his role as Scott Calvin from the Walt Disney Pictures holiday franchise.
The sequel series will show Scott on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing he can’t be Santa Claus forever. He suddenly started losing his Santa magic and, more importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two children who grew up in the North Pole.
Along with plenty of elves, kids and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in life south of the pole.
Penn will play an ambitious game inventor and product developer and dedicated single father named Simon Choksi. He is able to talk about the tech mogul, but is unable to walk, and his dream of being the next Bezos falls short. However, after a visit to the North Pole, that all changes.
Mitchell would reprise her role as Mrs. Clause from the films, as previously announced.
According to Deadline, this project will be directed and produced by Jason Winer with Jon Radler for Winer’s Small Dog Picture Company. Burditt will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Allen will also serve as executive producer along with Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina. The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios. (ANI)