Disney has confirmed that David Krumholtz will be appearing in the new series The Santa Clauses
According to Disney, David Krumholtz will star in The Santa Clauses, a new Disney Plus series based on the same-named film franchise. Elizabeth Mitchell will once again play Santa Claus, and Tim Allen will once again play Mrs. Claus. Krumholtz, who played Bernard, Santa’s head elf, in all three of the original Santa Clause movies, will also return. Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin in the 1994 film The Santa Clause, a toy salesman and divorced father trying to build a relationship with his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) in time for Christmas.
But when Scott unintentionally kills Santa Claus, he is called to the North Pole, where Bernard the Head Elf (David Krumholtz) explains that Scott has set off “the Santa Clause,” which mandates that he now become Santa and return to the North Pole by the following Thanksgiving. Scott is then forced to become Santa Claus and make his way to the North Pole. Scott initially rejects the idea because he doesn’t believe Santa Claus is real, but when he begins to put on weight, develop a bushy white beard, and experience cravings for milk and cookies, he realizes he has no choice but to accept. With help from Charlie and the North Pole elves, Scott gradually changes his mind and agrees to take on the role of Santa Claus.
David Krumholtz as Bernard the Elf in “The Santa Clause”
In The Santa Clause 2 (2002), David Krumholtz returned to play Bernard, although he was gone in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, when Curtis the Elf took Bernard’s place (Spencer Breslin). In his capacity as Bernard the Head Elf, Allen supervised Krumholtz’s activities as Santa’s right-hand man. According to Deadline, Bernard, who was initially seen introducing him to the idea of Santa Clause and later the “Mrs. Claus” in the sequel, was generally seen helping him manage the North Pole as efficiently as possible. He was described as a bit of a grump but an effective taskmaster.
In the Disney Plus series “Santa Clauses,” Scott will be getting close to 65 and realizing that he can’t continue to be Santa; he’s losing his Santa magic, but more significantly, his two children have never experienced life outside of the North Pole. The television show will follow Scott and his wife, Carol (Elizabeth Mitchell), as they get ready to leave the North Pole and look for a suitable replacement before his magical abilities as Santa Claus wear off completely. According to TVLine, Jack Burditt (Modern Family), Kevin Hench (Mr. Iglesias), Richard Baker, and Rick Messina, who both produced The Santa Clause and The Santa Clause 2, will serve as executive producers of the Disney Plus series. Later this year, Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, and David Krumholtz will appear in the Santa Clauses series. Disney Plus presently offers The Santa Clause and its follow-ups.