In January, Netflix teased everyone with a short announcement trailer for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, the streaming service’s feature-length film starring the character made famous by Paul Reubens. The 39-second clip featured a brief montage of shots seemingly made for the trailer itself and a release date of March 18. Otherwise, aside from the occasional post on the character’s official blog by Reubens, nothing else official has been released about the film…until now.
Netflix posted its first full trailer for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday on Tuesday, and it’s packed with nearly two-and-a-half minutes’ worth of new footage, minor plot points, Reubens’ iconic Herman laugh and Joe Manganiello’s abs barely squeezed into a tight white t-shirt. It’s everything Pee-wee Herman fans and Sofia Vergara could want in a trailer, and more.
Per Netflix, Big Holiday centers around 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 trailer confirms this storyline with occasional bits of dialogue that suggest Herman has never left the town of Fairville, a seemingly Truman Show-esque environment in which everything is perfect and everyone is totally accepting of Herman, an otherwise overgrown man-child. When Manganiello’s character shows up, however, Herman is inspired to leave the town and embark on an adventure — one that includes female bank robbers, a Grizzly Adams type, the Amish and many, many more. The film is produced by Reubens and Judd Apatow, co-written by Reubens and Love‘s Paul Rust, and directed by John Lee, a veteran of alt-leaning TV comedy shows like Wonder Showzen and Inside Amy Schumer.
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will be available to stream on Friday, March 18 exclusively on Netflix.
(Via Pee-wee Herman)