People still love Pee-wee Herman, right? Netflix is counting on all that love still being there because they just confirmed the new feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. The film will be produced by Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens.
Mr. Reubens wrote the film with Paul Rust (Arrested Development). We also learned that John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) will make his feature film directorial debut when production begins next month. I am a huge ‘Broad City’ fan, so I am extremely happy and excited for Lee.
This will be the third film in the franchise. It will debut exclusively on Netflix in all of its territories. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos released the following statement…
“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.”
Here is the official plot synopsis for the new film:
“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.”
As for the man himself? Well, it’s safe to say he’s just a wee bit excited…
“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. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black.”