Gearing up for the holidays, Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses” has dropped the trailer for its second season.
Set after the events of “The Santa Clause” films, the Christmas television series has Tim Allen reprising his role as Scott Calvin/Santa, who decides to retire from the “Santa” position in season one and find a new replacement. However, the end of the first season saw Scott fail to find an individual worthy of the “Santa” title. This time around, Scott is determined to train his son, Cal (Austin Kane), to be the perfect Santa successor.
“The best part of Christmas is spending time with your loved ones,” Scott says in the new trailer. “Which is why I’m so geeked to turn Santa into a family business.”
All doesn’t go smoothly for the Calvin family, though, and there’s a new “Mad Santa” (Eric Stonestreet) who was previously exiled from the North Pole for being a horrible human being. This “Mad Santa” says that he’s the “rightful” Santa and seeks to usurp Scott as reigning Santa.
Season two of “The Santa Clauses” premieres with two episodes on Nov. 8, with new episodes dropping weekly.
Watch the trailer below.
Star actors Awkwafina, Angela Bassett and Jeremy Renner will each narrate one of National Geographic’s new natural history shows.
Coming off from voicing seagull Scuttle in “The Little Mermaid,” Awkwafina returns to the animal kingdom with “A Real Bug’s Life.” Inspired by the original Pixar/Disney 1998 film “A Bug’s Life,” the series will showcase the world of tiny critters. According to the press release, audiences will go on a journey into nine different bug worlds, all the while accompanied by “fun and witty guide Awkwafina.”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” queen herself, Angela Bassett will narrate “Queens,” a seven-part series that spotlights females and how they secure power in the natural world. Bassett will also serve as executive producer on this series, which is spearheaded by a female-led production team.
“The Avengers” star Jeremy Renner will narrate “Incredible Animal Journeys,” about the momentous journeys of animals. Renner will follow a range of animals as they traverse their landscapes, from a monarch butterfly to a barn swallow.
“From Awkwafina’s wit to Jeremy’s warmth and Angela’s Shakespearean sense of drama, we feel both very excited and very proud to have such powerful storytellers guiding our audiences on these epic wildlife journeys,” said Tom McDonald, executive vice president of global and unscripted content for National Geographic.
The series are a part of National Geographic’s upcoming programming.
Roku has ordered second seasons of Roku Original series “Reptile Royalty,” “UFO Cowboys” and “Lincoln Log Masters.”
The first seasons of each show introduced viewers to different aspects of the natural world. “Reptile Royalty” followed Jay Brewer and his team running the Reptile Zoo in Fountain Valley, California, and the over 600 rare exotic reptiles that reside in the Reptile Zoo. “UFO Cowboys” saw a group of ranchers, called the Cowboy Sky Watchers, looking for extraterrestrial activity across the American West. In “Lincoln Log Masters,” based on Hasbro’s childhood toy Lincoln Logs, audiences witnessed a log home building company build log homes across Oregon.
“Each of these series invites viewers into unbelievable, everyday realities,” said Brian Tannenbaum, head of originals at Roku Media. “We look forward to building on strong foundations from season one and bringing our audience more of ‘Reptile Royalty,’ ‘UFO Cowboys,’ and ‘Lincoln Log Masters.’”
The first seasons of “Reptile Royalty,” “UFO Cowboys” and “Lincoln Log Masters” are all available to stream on The Roku Channel.
National Geographic has greenlit the show “No Taste Like Home with Antoni Porowski,” a travel docuseries with Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert on Netflix’s “Queer Eye.”
Produced by Studio Ramsay Global, led by esteemed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, this globe-trotting series will take Porowski and celebrities across locations including South Korea, Italy, Senegal, Malaysian Borneo and Germany. U.S. locations include New York and Texas. As they travel, Porowski and each guest will engage in dialogue surrounding food, culture and family heritage.
From Ramsay Global’s side, Porowski, Ramsay and Lisa Edwards executive produces. Robin O’Sullivan serves as showrunner. From National Geographic’s side, Betsy Forhan executive produces. Starring celebrities will be announced over Porowski’s social media in the lead-up to the premiere.
Ramsay described the show as a “fascinating, feel-good series” in a press release.
“I’m really thankful to our celebrities who came on this journey, taking us to all corners of the globe, inviting us into their lives and trusting us to tell their family’s food stories along the way,” said Ramsay.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is launching a new casting office at their digital media center in midtown Atlanta, the second casting office in addition to their first location in Savannah. The casting offices offer opportunities to SCAD students in professional film and TV shows and provide mentorship with leading casting directors and agents.
“Georgia’s growing importance in the film and television industry made opening the second Casting Office an easy decision,” said John Buckovich, vice president for SCAD Atlanta and university operations. “As SCAD Atlanta expands with increased enrollment and the B.F.A, Acting degree program now being offered at this university location, the Casting Office is a vital resource for our students, alumni and faculty, as well as the entertainment industry.”
Andra-Reeve Rabb, SCAD’s dean of the School of Film and Acting, first opened the Savannah casting office in 2009. She will oversee the new Atlanta office while professor Alpha Tyler oversees day-to-day operations.