Tom Hanks’ viral sensation is returning in 2D form.
The actor will reprise his role as David S. Pumpkins, from a popular 2016 Saturday Night Live sketch, for an animated Halloween special. “The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special” will air on Saturday, October 28th at 11:30 p.m.
When the sketch aired on October 22nd, 2016, it went viral, spawning memes and Halloween costumes. In the sketch, the mysterious David S. Pumpkins startles guests of a haunted elevator ride while decked out in a pumpkin suit alongside two skeleton dancers, played by Mikey Day and now former SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan.
The sketch was created by Day, Moynihan, and Streeter Seidell. All three will return as writers and will voice roles in the animated special. Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage will also lend his voice. Lorne Michaels will executive produce.