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Joe Manganiello joins Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Joe Manganiello has joined the cast of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, according to the Pee-wee Herman website—but Pee-wee’s keeping quiet on who the former True Blood star is playing.

Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) made his big-screen debut in 1985 with Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Reubens reprised the role for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, a CBS kids’ show that aired from 1986 to 1990, before mostly giving up the Pee-wee shtick save for appearances as the character here and there.

But now Pee-wee’s making a big return with Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a film Reubens said is “very similar in style and tone to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” “I never really thought of Big Adventure as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie,” he told EW in March. “We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie also.”

Big Holiday will premiere on Netflix, but it doesn’t yet have a release date.