Peyton Manning Interviews to Be Santa in 'The Santa Clauses' Teaser

Santa is ready to retire but must find a suitable successor in 'The Santa Clauses.'
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Tim Allen in 'The Santa Clauses'


It has been more than 15 years since the world saw Tim Allen's version of Santa Claus in the third and final Santa Clause film in the trilogy, and now he's ready to retire.

Well, Scott, aka Santa, is. 

The next piece of the franchise is a continuation series titled The Santa Clauses, coming to Disney+ on Nov. 16 with its first two episodes (of six), in which Scott is about to turn 65 and realizes he is starting to slow down and can't be Santa forever. While he wants to focus on his family, including his wife Carol (Elizabeth Mitchell), eldest son Charlie and two younger children Sandra and Buddy (Elizabeth Allen-Dick and Austin Kane) who grew up in the North Pole, there is a whole system relying on him. And when the elves hear the news, they fall into a panic that makes the Clauses hope they have grief counseling set up.

Soon, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement so he and his family can trek back down south. See how that turns out in a new trailer, below. Hint: Even Peyton Manning wants the gig!

However, the show will also go back to look at the history and lineage of Santa. Live on stage at the D23 Expo, Allen said he only wanted to return to the world if they would answer some of the questions he had. And that's what the show does, so expect to learn a lot, including whether there have ever been any other human children at the North Pole, where Santa comes from, why Mrs. Claus doesn't have a first name, and, of course, what happened to the guy who fell off Scott's roof in the first movie>

The show also stars Kal Penn as Simon Choksi, a game inventor and single father who gets new ambitions after he visits the North Pole; Rupali Redd as Simon's daughter Grace; Matilda Lawler as Betty, Santa's chief of staff; Devin Bright as Noel, Santa's right-hand elf; David Krumholtz as Bernard, Santa's former right-hand elf; and Laura San Giacomo as Befana the Christmas Witch.