ITV flies away with Peter Pan

Paloma Faith, Stanley Tucci, and Laura Fraser will headline a new reimagining of JM Barrie’s classic novel Peter Pan.

Peter & Wendy, commissioned by ITV, will open in modern-day Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where 12-year-old Lucy Rose (Hazel Doupe, who also plays Wendy Darling) is awaiting treatment for a serious heart condition.

ITV

ITV

Her mother Julie (Fraser, also doubling up as Mrs Darling) is distraught with the fear of losing her child, and surgeon Mr Wylie (Tucci, who also plays Hook) assures her he’ll do everything in his power to make the operation a success.

The day before her operation, Lucy reads JM Barrie’s novel of Peter Pan to a crowd of sick children in the hospital, and she goes to sleep with thoughts of the classic tale in her head. Lucy dreams this version of Peter Pan into existence and the story is retold through the young girl’s imagination.

Zac Sutcliffe will play Peter Pan, with Faith starring as Tinker Bell. Bjarne Henriksen, Ben Crompton, and Rasmus Hardiker complete the cast.

Peter & Wendy will be produced by Headline Pictures, Juliette Films, and Lip Sync Productions, and is written by Adrian Hodges. The producers are Christian Baute and Stewart Mackinnon.

The drama is produced in partnership with Catalyst Global Media, the film and television financing and production company run by co-founder and CEO Charlotte Walls.

It will be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow International.

Peter & Wendy is currently in production with filming taking place over a six-week period in Luxembourg, London, and Dorset.