AceShowbiz - %cTom Hanks% is set to reprise the role of David S. Pumpkins from "Saturday Night Live" in a new animated Halloween special for NBC. The actor will voice the character in "The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special".
The animated special is based on the popular "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the October 22, 2016 episode of "SNL". The sketch featured Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins, on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers, played by %cMikey Day% and %cBobby Moynihan%.
The synopsis for the special reads, "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."
Day, Moynihan and Streeter Seidell, who created the sketch, and "Game of Thrones" star %cPeter Dinklage% will also lend their voices to the special. The half-hour special will air Saturday, October 28 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT.
"It's scary how quickly the original 'SNL' sketch caught on, and we're thrilled that Tom Hanks is back to keep the fun going," says George Cheeks, President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.
Hanks made his debut as Mr. Pumpkins when he last hosted "SNL" in October 2016. The character later appeared in the show's season finale as the rapping David S. Pimpkins.
Earlier this month, the "Inferno" actor teased on Twitter that he was working on a Pumpkins-related project. He shared a photo of a script page revealing something called "The David S. Pumpkins Song". At the time, the tweet led to speculation that Hanks would bring back the character to "SNL".
Any questions? Hanx. pic.twitter.com/6rv6Cxx3DH— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) September 14, 2017