Hey guys, Jana here,
Netflix is doing a fantastic job for giving new life to some of my favorite shows I watched as a kid, ‘Fuller House‘, ‘Richie Rich‘, ‘Gilmore Girls‘ and I can now add Pee-Wee to that list. Yup, it’s true, ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday‘ has been in the works and now we can announce that the premier is set for March 18.
Now for clarification, Big Holiday is going to be a stand-alone movie, not a resurrection of ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse‘. I was disappointed, too, but I’m so excited for Big Holiday to take its place in the realm of Netflix!
Paul Reubens has pushed for another movie for years, in fact, the last film that featured the man-child was ‘Big Top Pee-Wee‘ in 1988, almost 30 years ago. He’s due a resurgence and there will be a new generation quoting the goofball in the halls of schools everywhere.
The official synopsis for the project reads:
The new film stars the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, 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. The film stars Pee-wee Herman, Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL), Jessica Pohly (Stalker), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and was directed by John Lee (Wonder Showzen). Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Love, Arrested Development) wrote the film, that was produced by Reubens and Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids).