Trailer released for Pan prequel
Sky Movies is producing an origin story for Peter Pan, and today we get a good look at it. The trailer was released this past week for Neverland, a TV movie which serves as a retelling of Peter Pan’s origin.
Interestingly, it seems to be more closely related to Hook (it even has Bob Hoskins as Smee) than to J.M. Barrie’s original novel, which does reveal some details about the origin of the relationship between Pan and Hook, none of which seem to be represented here.
It looks like a fun tale with a decent budget however, and so when it finally hits SyFy it will be a refreshing change from other SyFy television movies, which are usually campy and generally pretty terrible.
The story of Peter Pan is a personal favorite of mine, and I’m always happy to see the primary conflict of the story developed further, even in a non-canon exploration.
Judging from the success and popularity of Hook, I think I’m not the only one.
The trailer came in alongside this synopsis:
"Neverland is an original production for Sky Movies, revealing the never-before-told story of how Peter Pan became the Boy Who Never Grew Up. It's an enthralling fantasy adventure for all of the family, starring Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, with Charlie Rowe as Peter and Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell."
Neverland is coming to Sky Movies customers in Britain this summer, while American audiences will get to see it on SyFy during the holiday season.