You possibly can add The League of Pan to tales that attempt to put a contemporary spin on the timeless Peter Pan story. Nicely, once we say “tales” the principle one which all the time involves thoughts is Steven Spielberg’s surprisingly lifeless Hook, which noticed a grown-up Peter Pan (Robin Williams) having forgotten his days as a flying everlasting youth in favor of being a neglectful guardian and customarily joyless businessman. However I digress…we’re not right here to relitigate the relative deserves of Hook, we’re right here to speak a few new Peter Pan TV sequence from Syfy.
Deadline says that The League of Pan “picks up with the fabled characters after ten years on the mainland. Now grown up and estranged, Wendy Darling and The Misplaced Boys should return to Neverland to face a brand new evil that threatens the very existence of the magical place they as soon as referred to as residence, reigniting bitter rivalries and unearthing twisted secrets and techniques from their previous. The sequence explores the painful truths of rising up and the conclusion that ‘going residence’ isn’t fairly so simple as you assume.”
The League of Pan is a restricted sequence from showrunner Brian McCauley Johnson, who has been concerned with two prior Peter Pan tasks that by no means made it to display screen (one in 2012 and one in 2014, with Andrew Miller, each for Fox). No different particulars are at the moment out there, but when that is going to Syfy, we may do so much worse than hope for the type of aesthetic that Fillory has on their endlessly profitable The Magicians sequence.
“The tales of Peter Pan, The Misplaced Boys and the Darlings have supplied us with epic tales of gallantries and escapism for generations,” mentioned Invoice McGoldrick, President, Unique Content material, NBCUniversal Leisure Networks and Direct-to-Client in a press release (by way of Deadline). “Now, Syfy is creating an authentic tackle the traditional, setting the restricted sequence in uncharted lands, making for brand spanking new adventures and showcasing these characters such as you’ve by no means see them earlier than.”
Essentially the most excessive profile non-musical model of the Peter Pan legend in recent times stays 2015’s considerably ill-advised star-studded massive display screen effort, Pan, so we’ll simply need to see if The League of Pan can fare a bit higher.
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