Merry Christmas indeed! It was announced that ‘The Santa Clauses’, the controversial Disney+ series starring Tim Allen, will be back for Season 2.
The series follows Tim Allen as Santa/Scott Calvin, Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Claus/Carol, and their two children. Allen’s realization that he is aging and would like to give his children a more “normal” life leads him to seek out someone to replace him in the role of Santa.
In a press release by Disney, Ayo Davis shared her excitement to bring back the series for a second season.
“This franchise has had a lasting impact for so many families, truly becoming part of their annual holiday traditions,” said Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “Bringing it back as a series has been a true gift, and I’m grateful to our producing partners at 20th Television and, of course, Tim Allen and team, that we have yet another reason to celebrate this holiday season”.
Disney+ also echoed their excitement to see the return of the series, via Twitter:
Those who have been following the series from the beginning may be shocked by the renewal, as the series has had its fair share of controversy. Tim Allen spoke about the series, sharing that religion would play a role in the series. Allen told The Wrap, “It originally had a lot of otherworldly characters, and ghosts, and goblins. I said no, this is Christ-mas. Its Christ-mas. It literally is a religious holiday”.
In addition, a controversial scene from the series had some viewers believing that Disney was sharing a “secret agenda” within their story of Christmas. In the scene, children are holding up cards that spell out “We Love You Satan”, with the scene joking that the children have misspelled Santa, instead spelling Satan. Many social media users were in an uproar over this scene, and shared their views. @polishprincessh shared via Twitter that she believes that Disney+ is a “demonic network”:
If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. From the new @Disney Christmas mini series The Clauses. They not hiding any longer. They want your kids & so does Satan. Stop supporting this demonic network. This should disgust all parents. pic.twitter.com/lM6crV8kzH— 👑💥 Serenity 💥👑 (@polishprincessh) November 27, 2022
At this time, we are unsure when filming will begin for season 2. Release is expected for the Holiday season in 2023, or possibly 2024 depending on filming schedule.
Will Season 2 be as controversial as the first? Have you watched ‘The Santa Clauses’? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!