Replace: Deadline experiences that David Krumholtz will certainly be a part of the upcoming Santa Clause tv present for Disney Plus, returning to his function as Bernard. Huzzah! There aren’t any particulars on how Bernard suits into the plot, or how massive of a task he has. That being stated, Bernard followers are nonetheless celebrating, since he was lacking from earlier promotion supplies.
ICYMI, Disney is making a TV present primarily based on the Christmas-movie traditional The Santa Clause and its two sequels. The Disney Plus present, The Santa Clauses, will revisit Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) on his 65th birthday. He realizes he can’t sustain this Santa Clause schtick perpetually, so he units out to discover a alternative. Disney unveiled the primary have a look at the brand new sequence on Twitter.
There’s quite a bit happening right here: Santa in a button-up, Kal Penn, Station Eleven’s Matilda Lawler. However what caught our eye was the lacking factor: a definite lack of Bernard the Scorching Elf.
For these not acquainted, Bernard the Scorching Elf is definitely Bernard the Head Elf, as performed by David Krumholtz in 1994’s The Santa Clause and the 2002 sequel. He’s the elf who exhibits Tim Allen’s Scott Calvin round — and, extra importantly for the needs of this text, who impressed younger childhood crushes in every single place. Was it the dreamy brown eyes? The attractive curly hair? The inexplicable New York accent?
“Maybe I had a swagger after I was 16 years previous,” Krumholtz stated to Vulture in an interview.
Now, by the logic of the Santa Clause motion pictures, it most likely doesn’t make sense for Krumholtz, who’s now 44, to reprise the function. The Christmas elves within the Santa Clause trilogy seem as kids, though they’re lots of of years previous. The showrunners should clarify away why Bernard now appears to be like like a 44-year-old man.
Along with Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell returns to the solid as Carol, aka Mrs. Claus. Kal Penn, of Harold and Kumar fame, joins as Simon Choksi, a recreation inventor who aspires to grow to be the following Jeff Bezos — however could grow to be the following Santa as a substitute. The present will premiere later this yr.