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Peter Pan to take flight with Red Arrow

Red Arrow has snagged international rights to Peter & Wendy, a contemporary version of Peter Pan that has just been commissioned by UK broadcaster ITV.

The new version of the classic kids and family story will run to two hours for ITV, and Red Arrow will take it to market internationally.UK-based Headline Pictures (The Musketeers) and Catalyst Global Media will produce.

The cast for the new adaptation of the J.M. Barrie classic includes Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as Captain Hook and pop star Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell.

Laura Fisher (Breaking Bad) will also appear with newcomers Zac Sutcliffe and Hazel Doupe in the Peter and Wendy roles.

Producer Stewart Mackinnon said: “The drama will retain the classic structure and content of J.M Barrie’s original Peter Pan, while adding a new framing story designed to allow audiences a different way into the story.”

ITV’s director of drama Steve November added: This wonderful interpretation by Adrian Hodges (Musketeers) is faithful to Barrie’s original, but adds a new and unexpected dimension that makes it feel as though we are hearing the story for the first time.”

Amelie Von Kienlin, senior VP scripted acquisitions at Red Arrow International said: “We are hugely excited to be working with Headline Pictures and ITV to be taking this magical new adaptation of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan out to the world. The talented international cast and production team ensures that this much loved story, with a compelling new twist, will be enjoyed by audiences around the globe.”