This time, it looks like Santa will be getting some help from some other holiday icons, including Tracy Morgan as the Easter Bunny, a role previously played by Jay Thomas. Elsewhere, Kevin Pollak is reprising his role as Cupid, as seen in a quick shot in the trailer above. Plus, Gabriel Iglesias is playing someone named Kris Kringle, who somehow encounters the Mad Santa.There’s also a peek at Laura San Giacomo as La Befana, the Christmas Witch, who looks dirty enough to be in league with Mad Santa (who also has his own sidekick in the form of Marta Kessler as Olga). The rest of the cast includes Devin Bright as Noel, Liam Kyle as Gary, Isabella Bennett as Edie, Sasha Knight as Crouton, Ruby Jay as Riley, and Mia Lynn Bangunan as Pontoon.
Perhaps the most interesting addition to the cast is Gabriel Iglesias. The trailer makes it seem like he’s playing an everyday citizen who encounters Mad Santa. However, a press release indicates his character is named Kris Kringle. A new character with that name being played by a prominent comedian? Could this season potentially set up Iglesias to take over as Santa Claus? Scott Calvin was unable to find a replacement in season 1, so maybe it’s time to stumble upon one who has the perfect name for the job.
Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” is back as the executive producer and showrunner for the series, with “Last Man Standing” executive producers Kevin Hench, Richard Baker, and Rick Messina also serving executive producers along with Jason Winer and Jon Radler for Small Dog Picture Company.
“The Santa Clauses” season 2 premieres on Disney+ on November 8, 2023.