Allison Williams apparently fulfilled a lifelong dream when NBC announced that she would be playing Peter Pan in their musical, Peter Pan Live!, this winter.
A couple months ago, we made up a dream cast for the newly-announced Grease Live special on Fox. Williams was our top pick to play Maraschino, but we’re just as happy to hear that she nabbed the lead role in the upcoming NBC special.
How long has Williams been dreaming about playing the iconic character who never wants to grow up? Apparently, a very long time. According to MTV, Williams posted a photo to Instagram showing her as a little girl dressed as Peter Pan for Halloween, all in green with the familiar pointed hat and the most adorable smile you’ve ever seen.
The caption on the photo read, “Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I’ve been rehearsing for a REALLY long time.”
Seriously, how adorable is that?
The special already has Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and now that NBC has added Williams to the cast, we’re definitely excited to see this one.
And to think, just last year, the idea of a musical on prime time TV was the laughing stock of Hollywood. When people heard about NBC’s Sound of Music Live!, there were so many haters that star, Carrie Underwood, had to defend herself all over the internet. But the musical quickly became a smash hit, spawning other specials, such as the aforementioned Grease remake and, of course, the Peter Pan Live! special.
Musical and variety shows were once all the rage on prime time TV, but before the Sound of Music Live! special, they were few and far between for many years. Now, it looks like we’re about to see a resurgence of live musical specials on TV, making us wonder what musical might be the next one to make it on the air.
What do you think of NBC’s latest casting choice?