NBC Adds a New Cast Member for Peter Pan Live!

By April Lara | 3 years ago
NBC Adds a New Cast Member for Peter Pan Live!
Christopher Walken in February 2008. Wikimedia Commons/Nehrams2020

NBC is developing “Peter Pan Live,” and now, the network is in the process of hiring their cast members. Who do you want to be seen in the upcoming musical? Read on to know more about the details.

NBC announced last Sunday, July 13, 2014, that they now have someone to play Captain Hook. Christopher Walken was chosen to play the iconic pirate.

“We are absolutely delighted that Christopher Walken will be putting his unique stamp on Captain Hook. He’s not only one of the most versatile actors in our business, but his love of musicals and uncanny abilities as a dancer make him perfect for stepping into this classic James M. Barrie character. Get ready to be charmed, amused, frightened and dazzled by Captain Hook in an entirely original way,” said Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman, in the Zap2it article.

In a statement released by the network, Walken mentioned that he started his career doing musicals. He also said that this was his chance to wear his tap shoes again.

With Walken now officially a cast member, he will also be joining Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

“Peter Pan Live!” is the network’s follow up in “The Sound of Music” 2013, which raked in a million viewers.

Another rumor going around involves Kristen Bell, who is assumed to be joining the cast. The rumor is slightly true because the network did ask her to play a part in this musical special. However, with the star’s current obligations (“House of Lies”), she won’t be able to fit it in in her schedule.

Greenblatt said that it was indeed tricky to find someone to play the title role, yet there were a lot of people auditioning for the show. The good news is that they are close to finding the right star for the role, and it’s going to be female.

What do you think about the new cast members of “Peter Pan Live”? Share us your thoughts by posting your comments below!

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.