Christopher Walken has been cast as Captain Hook in the upcoming live broadcast of the stage musical “Peter Pan” on NBC.
The original Broadway production of James M. Barrie’s classic tale premiered in 1954 and featured songs such as “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land”. A live broadcast was then held in 1955 on NBC – one which pulled in a whopping 65 million viewers.
They’re considering various names for the role of Peter Pan but haven’t locked down the role just yet, Walken is the first official cast member announced. Executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron previously worked with Walken on the film adaptation of the musical “Hairspray”.
The new adaptation is set to be broadcast on December 4th.