The new Pee-wee Herman movie has a title and it has a plot. Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will see Paul Reubens return as the titular character in a film produced by Judd Apatow. Reubens confirmed the sequel plans in October when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Reubens co-wrote the script with Paul Rust and the feature will be directed by John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer).
It’s been 29 years since Paul Reubens appeared on the big screen in his goofy bow tie, but with the help of Judd Apatow he will get back on the big screen in a feature length film…kind of. As previously reported, the Pee-wee Herman sequel will premiere and stream exclusively on Netflix. Reubens gets back into the grey suit when production begins this March. “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 films,” said producer Judd Apatow. “It is a dream come true.”
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will follow our oddball hero into a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that inspires him to take his first-ever holiday. Of the plot, Reubens shared, “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. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black!”