Girls Star Allison Williams Lands Lead in NBC's Peter Pan Live!

Peter Pan Cast Allison Williams

Girls star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!

The live musical will be broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 4.

“We couldn’t be happier that Allison Williams is our Peter Pan,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “She’s a lovely rising star on the award-winning show Girls — where she occasionally shows off her incredible vocal talent — and we think she will bring the perfect blend of ‘boyish’ vulnerability and bravado to save the day against Christopher Walken’s powerful Captain Hook.”

Said Williams of her high-flying role: “I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true.

“And besides,” she added, “what could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?”

UPDATE: Williams later shared on Instagram a photo of her young self as Pan:

Earlier this month at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour, Greenblatt shared that NBC’s second live musical endeavor — following last year’s boffo hit The Sound of Music Live!, which drew nearly 19 million total viewers — had eyed Kristen Bell for the lead, but scheduling conflicts cut that conversation short.