HBO Orders Two-Part Documentary About Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens is getting a multi-part documentary, thanks in part to HBO and the Safdie brothers.

Matt Wolf will direct the two-parter, from HBO Documentary Films and Elara, and produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Sebastian Bear-McClard, and Josh and Benny Safdie. “We all know Pee-wee Herman; it’s time for the world to meet Paul Reubens. I can’t wait to share his story,” Wolf said.

“I’ve been working with HBO since they were called Home Box Office! I’m honored and excited to continue my long history there. I love HBO, but I’m not going to marry them,” Reubens said. 

And from Tillinger Koskoff: “I’m thrilled to partner with HBO on Paul’s incredible life story. He is a once in a generation talent whose brilliance created an indelible pop culture phenomenon. Audiences will be inspired and entertained by Paul’s creativity, resilience, and determination as they get to know the person behind the iconic character.”

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