It’s been over 30 years since Tim Burton made Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, but Mr. Herman (Paul Reubens) is peppy as ever in this first trailer for his feature-length Netflix movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which debuts March 18. The bow tie and laugh are, naturally, completely unchanged from the 1980s. Yay!
According to Variety, the movie will be about the character having “a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that inspires him to take his first-ever holiday in an epic story of friendship and destiny.” (Guess that epic journey to look for his stolen bicycle, with stops at the Alamo and the Cabazon Dinosaurs, among others, doesn’t count.) From the trailer, it looks like Pee-wee’s universe has gotten a little less candy-colored than some of his earlier adventures—but no less filled with wonder. My goodness, is that a traffic light?
The cast for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday also includes True Blood/Magic Mike alum Joe Manganiello and Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat. It’ll be directed by John Lee (Broad City) and co-written by Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang Bang), and comedy kingpin Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids, Trainswreck) co-produced with Reubens.