5:44pm PT by Chris Gardner
Norman Reedus Taps Paul Reubens and His Pee-wee Herman Bike for 'Ride With Norman Reedus'
Norman Reedus made a pit stop at Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Loree Rodkin’s birthday bash/launch party for her Sama Eyewear couture collection at eclectic Church Boutique in West Hollywood on Feb. 24.
And during a quick moment with THR (after a Lenny Kravitz-led “Happy Birthday” song), the star of AMC's The Walking Dead dished on the other stops he’s making for his new show for the network — Ride With Norman Reedus.
Following a Florida excursion with his The Boondock Saints II co-star Peter Fonda (“We went from the top of Florida to the Keys, and he took me to all his favorite spots”), Reedus is preparing to join Paul Reubens in Texas for a ride as part of the six-episode docuseries exploring motorcycle culture.
“I am flying into Austin, and from there we ride to San Antonio, where hopefully Paul will be waiting for me at the Alamo with a Pee-wee Herman bike so we can ride around.”
The motorcycle date — taking place this week — is ahead of Reubens' big return in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which will premiere in March at SXSW.
Ride does not yet have a release date, and Reedus explained that he’s still feeling ho-hum about the title.
"We are still figuring it out. I’d like to keep my name off of it and just have it be Ride, but there seems to be a lot of projects called 'Ride,' " he said. “It’s a fun show — like Anthony Bourdain, but instead of food, it's motorcycles.”