First Look at Girls Star Allison Williams as NBC’s Peter Pan

Allison Williams as Peter Pan

Allison Williams is on her way to Neverland, and now we have our first glimpse of what she’ll look like when she gets there.

A photo posted by NBC’s Today on Twitter this morning provided us with our first official image of Williams playing the titular role in NBC’s upcoming Peter Pan Live! The Girls star will be playing Peter Pan alongside Christopher Walken, who fill role the of Captain Hook, and Christian Borle, who will be performing two different roles: Mr. Darling and Smee.

Williams, who is a trained singer and even shown her musical chops a few times on Girls over the past couple seasons, also posted the photo of herself on Instagram, expressing her excitement by writing, “The transformation begins! My first shoot as Pan. Fun fact: I was all ready to cut my hair, then was told by the folks who actually know what they’re doing that a wig works better for everybody. So, December 4th, here we come. #wiglife #peterpanlive #nbc.” Her other TV credits, aside from Girls, include The Mindy ProjectThe League, and American Dreams. She is also the daughter of NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.

NBC’s Peter Pan Live! will air on the network on Dec. 4, exactly a year after its last live musical production, The Sound of Music Live! The Carrie Underwood-led musical, which also featured actors like True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, and Borle, was a massive ratings success.

Check out the tweet from Today, featuring the full photo of Williams as Peter Pan, below.

Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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