— -- Pee-wee's back!
Paul Reubens will reprise his famous character, Pee-wee Herman, for a new Netflix film produced by Judd Apatow, the company announced today.
“Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago. The world was much different back then: Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I’ve changed all that," Reubens, as Herman, said. "The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black."
"Pee-wee's Big Holiday" will follow Herman on his first-ever vacation after he meets "a mysterious stranger." It will be directed by John Lee, and begins production next month.
“We didn’t hesitate for a moment knowing that 'Pee-wee’s Big Holiday' was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are thrilled to bring our viewers around the world the wonder of Pee-wee Herman.”