Allison Williams Flies to Neverland

By  July 30, 2014

AllisonWilliamsPPLooks like Allison Williams is moving out of Brooklyn and shipping off to Neverland. The Girls star, who plays Marni, has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! telecast, which airs December 4. “[Williams] is a major find,” said executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “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.”

This reinvention of sorts follows the success of last year’s live performance of The Sound of Music, which was led by Carrie Underwood. After that production drew an impressive 18.6 million viewers, we’re certain our favorite singing “girl” will live up to those high expectations. Of course, Williams qualifies this role as a “dream come true,” as any twenty-something who grew up watching the cartoon version of the tale might. “And besides,” she added, “what could go wrong in a live television production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?”