When we first heard that Allison Williams was lined up to star in Peter Pan Live, we naively assumed she was going to play the part of Wendy. So imagine our surprise when we learnt that she is actually playing the title role – Peter Pan himself! How cool is that?
“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” said NBC Entertainment’s Robert Greenblatt.
“She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls – where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent – and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”
And Allison Williams herself seems to be pretty chuffed about her new role too…
“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” she said. “It’s such an honour 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?”
We don’t want to think about what could potentially go wrong, as there are so many other things to get excited about! We can’t wait to see this when it airs on December 4th!