NBC found its latest Peter Pan Live! cast member pretty close to home: Minnie Driver, who currently co-stars in the network’s sitcom About a Boy, has signed on to play grown-up Wendy Darling in the live event as well as the show’s narrator.
The actress, who was Emmy nominated earlier this year for her role in the Lifetime movie Return to Zero, joins Allison Williams in the title role Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
“We’re thrilled to have Minnie as part of this Peter Pan adventure,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “She appears in the final emotional scene when Peter returns to the Darling home years later only to realize Wendy is now grown up and has a daughter of her own, but you’ll also hear her voice throughout the movie since Adult Wendy is also our narrator. She’s a classy addition to our wonderful cast.”
Spoiler alert, I guess?
Also in Pan-ville, NBC will air a behind-the-scenes special, The Making of Peter Pan Live, on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Peter Pan Live! will air Thursday, Dec. 4.