Allison Williams has been tapped to star as Peter Pan in the much-anticipated live TV special.
The Girls star will appear alongside Christopher Walken (who is NOT the same person as Jon Voight, regardless of what my brain continues to make my eyes see) in the special. Walken is set to star as villain Captain Hook and the tv event will air in December.
Regarding snagging the role Williams says, “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true.
“It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides, what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?”
Kristen Bell was previously approached to take on the role, but had to decline it due to a scheduling conflict.
Peter Pan Live! follows last year’s TV special The Sound of Music, which featured Carrie Underwood as singing nun Maria and True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer. The special wasn’t received particularly well by critics, so let’s hope Peter Pan gets it right this time.
Let us know your thoughts on Peter Pan Live! in the comments below!