When the first cast photo from the future Santa Claus series for Disney+ was released, fans were a little upset that David Krumholtz was nowhere to be seen. The actor played Bernard the Elf in the first two films Santa Claus franchise and quickly became a fan-favorite character. Fans can put down their torches and pitchforks as Deadline has announced that David Krumholtz will indeed return as Bernard the Elf in Santa Claus series.
Santa Clauses stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin/Santa and Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol Calvin/Mrs. Claus. The Series Will Find Scott Calvin”on the brink of his 65th birthday and realize he can’t be Santa Claus forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two children who grew up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children and family to look forward to, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in life south of the Pole.” The series also stars Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra, Devin Bright as Noel, Austin Kane as Cal, Matilda Lawler as Betty, Rupali Redd as Grace and Kal Penn as Simon Choski.
David Krumholtz played Bernard the Elf in Santa Claus and Santa Claus 2 but did not return for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. At the time, scheduling issues were to blame, but Krumholtz said Vulture last year that he also wanted the scriptdevalued” his character.
Bernard was in the third film. They sent me the script. I had a pretty significant role. We worked out the schedule, which would be hell for me, but I would make it work. And it was all ready to go. But I will say that the character was devalued a little bit and I couldn’t in good conscience do that.
Despite not appearing in the third film, Krumholtz still has fond memories of being a part of it Santa Claus legacy. “It’s amazing to be a part of something that has lasted so long, that plays every single year and has become a tradition in people’s homes,he said. “I could never have imagined that I would be having this conversation years later.” Santa Clauses doesn’t have an official release date yet, but is expected to premiere on Disney+ this Christmas season. Are you happy to see that Bernard will be back for Santa Claus series?