This is real. A ‘Pee-wee Herman’ revival has just been confirmed– and everyone involved will probably blow your mind! We’ve got the details on the upcoming project!
Holy moly! It’s long been rumored, but now it’s official: a new Pee-wee Herman movie, entitled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is heading to Netflix (where else?). Better yet: the film will be produced by comedic genius Judd Apatow with original Pee-wee star himself Paul Reubens also on board to write and produce. But will Paul reprise his role as bowtie wearing Pee-wee? We’ve got all the scoop!
‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’
Believe it or not, it has been 25 years since quirky kiddie comedy Pee-wee’s Playhouse went off the air.
In that time, we’ve gotten Pee-wee cameos here and there, but for the most part, we’ve missed the bow-tied comedian and all his friends (Chairry, we’re looking at you).
Now though, thanks to Netflix, aka the revival miracle worker, we’re getting a new, full-length Pee-wee movie!
Aptly titled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, the film will tell the tale of how “a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday.” And, yup, Paul will play his iconic role.
Pee-Wee Himself Is Excited Too
It seems like everyone involved with the film is just as excited as the fans are!
In a statement on Pee-wee’s official log (so cute), Judd expressed his enthusiasm about bringing the project to the people. “As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film,” said Judd. “It is a dream come true.”
That sentiment was echoed by the star of the franchise himself! “Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago,” said “Pee-wee Herman” on his website. “The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I’ve changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black!”
Heck yes it is, Pee-wee!
Are you excited for a new Pee-wee Herman movie?
— Casey Mink