The classic story of Peter Pan is coming back strong these days, what with NBC's live production [Peter Pan Live](movie:2059523) coming this December starring Alison Williams, workplace comedy called Wendy and Peter (also NBC), and now there are plans for Fox to develop a TV Series called League of Pan that will follow the "Lost Boys" 15 years after they've left Neverland.
The show is to be set in modern day Los Angeles and features the Lost Boys reuniting after realizing that they are all in serious danger of being killed off one-by-one for some reason. Sounds pretty crazy! It's log line says it's meant to be a "soapy thriller" and "grounded and edgy". I think that means if you're expecting the family-friendly Peter Pan from your childhood, you may want to look elsewhere for that affable little guy.
This could be another "gritty" take on a previously not-so-gritty franchise, which may or may not be a hit for people other than those who are fully invested in anything Peter Pan related.
I just can't see the Lost Boys hanging out here:
And like, being heartthrobs, which I'm sure they'll aim for with their casting:
Yeah, I really hope they don't take it there.
And it seems like there is a Final Destination type thing going on here as Deadline writes:
Now men and very much estranged, the Lost Boys are forced back together when they realize someone is killing them off one by one. To find out who and why and stay alive, they’ll have to get past the bitter rivalries and bad blood that forced them out of paradise and rediscover the magic that made them fearless.
Oh, the drama! So, they'll be turning on each other. Kind of familiar...
I'm having trouble picturing the Lost Boys having jobs and being grown. To me, the Lost Boys represented youthful exuberance and companionship, but it seems after they leave Neverland they sort of "move on". It's somewhat compelling that they are kind of forced to reunite, but I just want to figure out what they'll be like. Debauchery and friendship seemed like their thing, but will that no longer be the case? I don't know, it just seems a little weird to me.
But hey, I've been wrong before... and entertainment is far from subjective.
How do you think the show will turn out?
(via Entertainment Weekly)