Producer, Neil Meron, tweeted this new still of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken as Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Peter Pan Live! will be broadcast live on NBC Thursday, December 4.
In the meantime, there’s new casting news!
Taylor Louderman will portray Wendy Darling, one of the three Darling children and the daughter of George and Mary Darling. Louderman had a lead role on Broadway for Bring It On: The Musical and was cast in touring productions of Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Aida.
Alanna Saunders will portray Tiger Lily, the Native American who rules her “islanders” on Neverland and is captured by Captain Hook, only to be rescued by Peter Pan. She returns the favor by joining forces with Peter, Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys to thwart the dastardly plan of the Captain. Saunders’ stage credits include Gypsy, with Leslie Uggams, and A Chorus Line.
Saunders is descended from members of the Cherokee Nation, which should go a long way in alleviating the dated racial stereotyping in the original production.