Paul Reubens brought back his famous Pee-wee character in 2010 for The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, which premiered last January in Los Angeles and will conclude its New York Broadway run on January 2. HBO announced that they’ll shoot the production to air sometime in 2011.
From HBO’s Senior VP of Original Programming:
Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman to a national audience in the ‘Young Comedians’ series, followed by the groundbreaking 1981 special. It’s thrilling to have Paul back on the network, and it will be a blast to return to Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
Will you watch it? Pee-wee was a big part of my childhood. It will be interesting to see how Reuben’s character holds up after all these years.