Christopher Walken—hook and all—is set to battle Allison Williams in this first look at his take on Captain Hook from NBC’s upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Walken’s lavishly outfitted Hook has a villainous look in his eyes as he towers over Williams’ Pan—a taste of what’s to come when they tackle the musical that opened on Broadway in 1954.
While Walken is a stage veteran, he told EW‘s Clark Collis that singing isn’t his forte. “I’m not a good singer,” he said, but he’s taking cues from another Broadway and film legend. “The songs are done almost like patter. Think Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady.”
As for his co-star Williams, Walken said she’s “wonderful,” telling Collis, “I suspect she really can sing.”
Peter Pan Live! is set to air Dec. 4.