As summer comes to a close, it's only natural to start talking about all things holiday related, right? Well, that certainly is the case for the upcoming Disney+ holiday film that has just been announced, but for the 2023 season. Disney and director Tim Story (Barbershop) have linked up in collaboration for a future holiday film titled, Dashing Through the Snow, and it's already giving us all the winter-time feels!
Although the film is not scheduled to be released for quite some time, the project has already begun production in Atlanta, and the cast is stacked. Starring in the film is Fast and Furious icon Ludacris - alongside Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) and Teyonah Parris (Candyman). In addition to this dynamic trio, the cast will include Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ravi Patel (Meet the Patels), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Marcus Lewis (The Walking Dead), and Madison Sky Validum, who is starring in Netflix's Ivy + Bean later this year. With this cast, we know we're in for a good time.
Penned by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji: The Next Level), the story follows a divorced social worker for the Atlanta police department who is not a fan of the holiday season due to a traumatic childhood memory. So when the holiday season approaches, and he is sent to spend Christmas Eve with his daughter, he ends up angering a local politician - but also meeting someone who inspires him to see the magic in the holiday once again.
As the news broke for Dashing Through the Snow, Ludacris also revealed some exciting news that his Netflix show, Karma's World, is officially returning for season 4 on September 22nd! The cartoon, which debuted last year, was created and executive produced by the actor and rapper, who developed the series inspired by his own daughter. The children's cartoon series explores a coming-of-age story about a young black 10-year-old girl, Karma Grant, who is an "aspiring musical artist and rapper with big talent and an even bigger heart." According to the rapper, the show has been years in the making, and he believes, "Karma is going to be a much bigger artist than Ludacris has ever been." We love to see it! Stay tuned.