ITV has ordered a brand new version of J.M. Barrie’s classic story, Peter Pan.
Peter and Wendy “reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original”.
Adapted by The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges, the two-hour drama will feature singer Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell, Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) as Captain Hook and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, Lip Service) as Mrs Darling.
Producer Stewart Mackinnon commented: “The drama will retain the classic structure and content of J.M Barrie’s original Peter Pan, while adding a new framing story designed to allow audiences a different way into the story. The modern framework makes funny and at times poignant connections with the original material, while allowing the film to make an affectionate nod towards the traditional theatrical device of actors doubling and even tripling in different roles. This device also establishes a connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the world famous children’s hospital that has become irrevocably associated with Peter Pan.”
ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November added: “I’m delighted to be bringing J.M. Barrie’s classic story of Peter Pan to ITV. This wonderful interpretation by Adrian Hodges is faithful to Barrie’s original, but adds a new and unexpected dimension that makes it feel as though we are hearing the story for the first time. We’re thrilled to have such a great cast on board to star in this exciting new drama.”
Peter and Wendy is filming now, with the shoot taking place in Luxembourg, London and Dorset.
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