Actor Paul Reubens has made no secret about the fact that a new Pee-Wee Herman movie is in the works, and today we're getting a sense of where you'll be able to see it: Netflix. The Wrap reports that the video streaming company is close to sewing up a deal to distribute the upcoming film, which will be produced by Judd Apatow, the comedic mastermind behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Freaks and Geeks, and a slew of other recent films.
Netflix has become an increasingly frequent go-to for filmmakers and projects that can't find support or interest at traditional studios or networks (the new Pee-Wee film was initially set up at Universal). After considerable success with original television programing, the company announced earlier this year that its first original film would be a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon that it would release both online and in Imax theaters — though that announcement caused such uproar from theater owners that some refused to play the film outright. It's not clear whether the new Pee-Wee film will be online-only or if Netflix will attempt a theatrical component as well, but the company continues to snap up projects to fill its expanding library of original content with no signs of slowing.