“I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true,” Williams said in a news release from NBC. "It’s such an honor to be a part of this adventure, and I’m very excited to get to work with this extraordinarily talented team. And besides,” added Williams, "what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?"
Williams also showed her excitement on Instagram, which she posted on for the first time ever on Wednesday with proof that this is a role she has was born to play.
The telecast, which will air on Dec. 4, also features Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show ‘Girls’ — where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent — and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”
Williams plays Marnie Michaels on the Emmy Award-nominated "Girls" and has sung on the show and in other projects. She also recorded several songs as Marnie for the "Girls" soundtrack and has appeared on "The Mindy Project" on Fox and "The League" on FX.
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