It's official: Pee-wee is back for another big adventure.
Netflix will distribute "Pee-wee's Big Holiday," a new movie starring
Confirming a wave of recent reports, Netflix said "Big Holiday" will be produced by Reubens and
John Lee ("Broad City," "Inside Amy Schumer") will make his feature-directing debut on the film, with production scheduled to start in March.
Described as an "epic story of friendship and destiny," the new movie involves a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that sends Pee-wee to take his first-ever holiday.
Reubens first created the character of Pee-wee -- a fun-loving, shrunken-suited, rubber-faced man-child of indeterminate age and occupation -- while a member of the Los Angeles improv group
Reubens and his character dropped out of the public eye after he was busted for indecent exposure at a Florida adult movie theater in 1991, only to emerge nearly two decades later with an update of the stage production, "The Pee-wee Herman Show."
Netflix, which will exclusively premiere "Big Adventure" in all its territories, has been making a push into original feature films of late. The company will release "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Legend" with the
In a statement about "Pee-wee's Big Holiday," Reubens said, "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."