A traditional movie character will be brought back by Tim Allen's Disney+ show.
The upcoming Christmas series will begin about 15 years after The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, a film in which a certain elf was evidently missing at the North Pole.
In the third Santa Clause film, David Krumholtz famously dropped out of reprising his role as Santa's chief elf Bernard, owing to some controversy at the time. However, there were also indications of creative disagreements.
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Krumholtz has agreed to reprise his role as Tim Allen's Santa Claus in the live-action series The Santa Clauses, according to Deadline.
"I couldn't be more proud to add another chapter to my The Santa Clause career this autumn," the actor said on Instagram.
"I think you'll fall in love with it!"
Scott Calvin and his extended family at the North Pole are revisited in the new series as he approaches his 65th birthday, and with it comes the sense that he's getting too old to send gifts around the world each year.
Scott is attempting to find a replacement for the Santa job, but it remains to be seen whether anyone will live up to the high standards of trusty elf Bernard!
Elizabeth Mitchell will reprise her role as Mrs Claus in the film series, while House's Kal Penn will play a game inventor who believes he is the next Santa.
On Disney+, the Santa Clauses will be released later this year.