NBC Is Doing a Live ‘Peter Pan’ Musical, and Christopher Walken Is Playing Captain Hook

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bill-swift - July 15, 2014

A live television musical is not normally something I would write about, because I assume most of the people reading this blog think television musicals are—how should I put this?—incredibly lame. But Christopher Walken as a singing and dancing Captain Hook? No matter what you normally think about television musicals, that's just too weird not to be interesting.

Anyway, you may recall that last year, NBC put on a live performance of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood that was a gigantic success to the tune of 18.6 million viewers. So now they're putting together another live musical which will air in December. It's Peter Pan and, like I said, Christopher Walken is going to play Captain Hook.

Now, despite being a renowned weirdo—and, in all seriousness, I mean that in a good way—Walken has quite a bit of experience singing and dancing. He was in Pennies from Heaven (1981) and Hairspray (2007), and we'll soon see him in Jersey Boys (2014).

Still, it's Walken as Captain Hook. If they hire Steve Buschemi to play Mr. Smee, I would totally check it out.


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