NBC orders 'Peter Pan'-inspired comedy told from Wendy's point of view
NBC can’t get enough of Peter Pan, it seems. While the network is currently underway on a live-action musical version of the classic tale, NBC has now also ordered a modern-day, half-hour comedy loosely based on J.M. Barrie’s characters Wendy and Peter.
EW has confirmed that NBC has made a script commitment with penalty for a project entitled Wendy and Peter, a single-camera workplace romantic comedy. Told from Wendy’s perspective, Wendy and Peter centers on a woman hoping to find love with a real man, but who finds herself falling for Peter, a guy who’s just not quite ready to grow up. The show is also inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Marisa Coughlan.
Wendy and Peter is executive produced by Will McCormack and Rashida Jones and comes from Le Train Train and Warner Bros. Television. Wendy is Le Train Train’s second romantic comedy from McCormack and Jones to land at NBC, following this season’s A to Z.
Little else is known about the project, though hopefully, if it goes to series, the show will find a way to have Christopher Walken reprise his role as Captain Hook—perhaps as Wendy’s boss.