Allison Williams To Play Title Character In NBC's Peter Pan Live Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.30.2014
Continuing a tradition...
Coming Soon reports that Allison Williams (Girls) has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC's Peter Pan Live!, which airs on December 4.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said: "We couldn't be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan. 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."
Executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron added: "Allison Williams is a major find. She will reinvent the iconic role of Peter Pan with her wit, her warmth, her dynamic flying and her wonderful musical abilities. The score will be sung beautifully and introduced to a whole new generation of families.
Williams said: "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?"
Williams is a classically trained singer who has displayed her talents on HBO's Girls (where she plays Marnie Michaels) and other projects. She graduated from Yale University in 2010 and has also appeared on The Mindy Project and The League.
It's been a tradition for a female to play Peter Pan on the stage. The most famous example is the 1954 production starring Mary Martin. A broadcast of that version aired in 1960 and was released on home video.