One of Saturday Night Live‘s most popular Halloween sketches, “Haunted Elevator,” has spawned an animated special. Tom Hanks, who played the bizarre pumpkin suit-wearing character, will reprise his role, lending his voice to the character in the half-hour animated special. NBC’s set to air The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:30pm ET/PT.
NBC also announced Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage will voice a new character in the special. Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan will reprise their roles as the skeleton dancers/David S. Pumpkins sidekicks, and Streeter Seidell will voice a character. The original skit was created by Day, Moynihan, and Seidell and aired during the October 22, 2016 episode hosted by nine-timer Tom Hanks. Day, Moynihan and Seidell wrote the half-hour special and will produce it, with Lorne Michaels executive producing.
“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,” said George Cheeks, President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.
The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special Plot: 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.