Paul Reubens confirms he is making a Pee Wee Herman film with Judd Apatow

Beloved character has been off screens since the early '90s

Paul Reubens has confirmed that he is making a new Pee Wee Herman film with Judd Apatow.

It has long been rumoured that the character, played by Reubens, would appear on the big screen and the actor confirmed the whispers in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night (October 29). See above to watch the interview now.

“There is going to be one and I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it’s a week away, I think, from being announced,” Reubens told Fallon.

“Judd Apatow is producing it still,” he continued. “This was all leaked three years ago.” Speaking more generally about the series, which ended in the 1990s, Reubens added: “I’m proud of that show. We took it very seriously that we were affecting young minds. I’m excited that a whole new generation of kids may find it now.”

More recently Reubens appeared alongside Karen Gillan in the video for TV On The Radio’s new single ‘Happy Idiot’, the first from forthcoming album ‘Seeds’.