Tom Hanks will reprise the role of David S. Pumpkins that was introduced last fall on SNL. This time in he and his dancing skeletons will be animated in a Halloween special, NBC announced Thursday.
Tom Hanks teased the return of the viral character recently on twitter prior to this official confirmation. Check out his post below:
Any questions? Hanx. pic.twitter.com/6rv6Cxx3DH
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) September 14, 2017
The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special is based on the viral Haunted Elevator sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016 that introduced Hanks’ mystery man known only as David S. Pumpkins, a pumpkin suit wearing man flanked by two skeleton dancers, played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage will also lend his voice to the special. Sketch creators Day, Moynihan and Streeter Seidell will have voiceover roles as well. Set in a small suburban town on All Hallows’ Eve, the special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way. The half-hour special will air on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
This is not the first time Hanks has returned as David S. Pumpkins. He appeared briefly in the digital short Rap Song on May 20th, 2017 alongside that night ‘s host Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and a slew of cast members that included Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Bobby Moynihan, and musical guest Katy Perry to name a few.
Check it out below as well as the original skit that started it all.