Ever wonder how the Lost Boys became lost? How Peter become the boy who never grew up? Why is it that Hook dislikes Peter so much? We all know the story about Peter Pan and how he brought Wendy to Never Neverland, but what about how he got there? Premiering on Sunday, the Syfy channel will answer these questions and more in the original prequel story to the familiar children’s tale called ‘Neverland.’
Written and directed by Nick Willing (‘Tin Man’, ‘Alice’), ‘Neverland’ aims to add a new twist to the old tale with Peter and the Lost Boys who find themselves fighting against pirates in an attempt to save Neverland. Here’s the official synopsis from Syfy:
Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they’ve been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless-some believe, magical-treasure which transports them to another world. Neverland is a realm of white jungles and legendary mysteries of eternal youth, where unknown friends and enemies snatched from time welcome the new travelers with both excitement and trepidation. These groups include a band of 18th century pirates led by the power-mad Elizabeth Bonny and the Native American Kaw tribe led by a Holy Man which has protected the secret of the tree spirits from Bonny and her gang for ages-and that has meant war. But as the fight to save this strange and beautiful world becomes vital, Hook, Peter, and the ragamuffin lost boys consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up-right here in their new home called Neverland.
If you can’t wait until Sunday to see ‘Neverland,’ here’s an exclusive clip obtained by THR:
Here is also a trailer from Syfy:
‘Neverland’ stars Charlie Rowe (‘The Golden Compass’) as Peter, Rhys Ifans (‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 1’, ‘Anonymous’) as Jimmy Hook, Bob Hoskins (‘Hook’) as Smee, Anna Friel (‘Limitless’) as Captain Bonny and the voice of Keira Knightley as Tinkerbell. The mini –series will air in 2 parts on the Syfy channel starting on Sunday, December 4, at 9pm ET/PT and concluding on Monday, December 5, at the same time.