Judd Apatow’s Pee-wee Herman Movie Finally Has a Title and a Release Plan


Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will be released direct-to-Netflix. It is written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust – his collaborator on the recent Broadway version of The Pee-wee Herman Show – and directed by John Lee (The Heart, She Holler), with Apatow producing.

While the title implies it’s more of a direct sequel to Big Adventure than anything else, the only plot details so far are that

the movie kicks off with “a fateful meeting” between Pee-Wee and a “mysterious stranger,” which inspires Pee-Wee “to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.”

I don’t want to get too bogged down in nostalgia, but Francis could use the work (and I just now found out he played John Wayne Gacy in a movie which is either creepy as fuck or just insanely silly).

It’s nice to have actual details, finally – for the past four years or whatever it’s been, I’ve kept wanting to yell: “IS THIS SOMETHING YOU CAN SHARE WITH THE REST OF US, AMAZING JUDD?” Apparently, finally so. I hope it’s the best sequel we ever seen.