Netflix revives Pee-wee Herman

Judd Apatow will co-produce the first feature for Pee-wee Herman since 1988, set to premiere on Netflix.


Pee-wee Herman, aka Paul Reubens, is on the movie comeback trail thanks to Netflix, with a new movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday his first feature since 1988.

Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens will produce the film, co-written by Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film.

After a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. Set to begin production soon, it will be directed by John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer).

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “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.

“We are thrilled to bring our viewers around the world the wonder of Pee-wee Herman.”

“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. It is a dream come true,” said Judd Apatow.

‘Pee-wee Herman’ added, “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.’

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