A modern-day Peter Pan TV series is on the way, thanks to a script commitment plus penalty deal struck by Fox.
Deadline reports that this twist on the tale of Peter Pan is to be title League of Pan, and will pick up the story fifteen years after the Lost Boys left Neverland. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, the boys, now men, are forced to get past their rivalries when someone begins killing them off one at a time. To get to the bottom of who is knocking them off, they must “rediscover the magic that made them fearless.”
Described as “a grounded, edgy, soapy thriller featuring updated versions of all favourite Neverland characters,” League of Pan is to be penned by The Secret Circle producer/developer Andrew Miller.
Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are to producer alongside Miller.
Meanwhile, the upcoming feature-film version of the Peter Pan story, Pan, is set for U.S. release on 17 July, 2015. That one will see Joe Wright (Atonement) directing Levi Miller (as Pan), Hugh Jackman (as Blackbeard), Rooney Mara (as Tiger Lily), Amanda Seyfried (as Mary), and Garrett Hedlund (as Hook).