Paul Reubens will return as the eccentric Pee-wee Herman in Netflix’s next feature film “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.” This is the first standalone theatrical Pee-wee feature since 1988’s “Big Adventure” sequel “Big Top Pee-wee,” with the beloved kids’ series originally on CBS “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and a handful of made-for-TV specials and stage appearances since.
With production now underway, Reubens shared photos from the set on his blog featuring star Joe Manganiello (check them out below): Joe’s already my friend in real life– and he’s tremendously talented and a terrific person! I am so glad we are FINALLY going to get to work together! This totally makes up for being cut out of ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘Magic Mike 2’!” (Deadline has the casting story here.)
Judd Apatow, who honed the project with Reubens, produces John Lee’s (“Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” whose lead comedienne stars in Apatow’s upcoming “Trainwreck”) directorial debut. Reubens co-penned the film with Paul Rust, a story editor on Netflix’s “Arrested Development.”
Here’s the official synopsis: “A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.”