Paul Reubens Plans 'Dark' Pee-wee Herman Return for 35th Anniversary

January 30, 2020

Paul Reubens, better known as the oddly lovable, always quirky Pee-wee Herman is now a 67-year-old boy -- and he's looking to make a return with brand new Pee-Wee projects.

It's been 29 years since his infamous run-in with the law in a Florida adult theater, which put his skyrocketing children's career on the back burner. After a few successful live outings and a filmed special geared towards his adult fans over the years, the comedian/actor is hitting the road again on a 25-city tour celebrating 35 years of "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." 

Reubens is also hard at work on a radio project, likely a podcast, and is reportedly in talks to develop an animated series based on his iconic "Pee-wee's Playhouse" Puppetland friends, Chairry, Randy, Jambi, Conky 2000, and more.

Reubens also revealed to The Hollywood Reporter his plans for "The Pee-wee Herman Story," a screenplay he describes as "the dark Pee-wee movie." The script was first drafted in the late 1990s and has been edited gradually ever since. The film finds Pee-wee emerging from prison and dealing with his alcohol troubles.

"I've referred to it as the 'Valley of the Dolls' Pee-wee movie," Reubens says.

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