R. L. Allman’s ‘Peter Pan’ TV pilot boldly re-imagines the story
R.L. Allman has reimagined the classic Peter Pan story into a modern day TV pilot taking place in San Francisco. The series is imagined to be completed in nine parts, and the first is already available on both Amazon Prime and Vimeo. This new Peter Pan is a gritty, yet somewhat whimsical adaptation which follows a Peter who joins a street gang – the Lost Boys – and who desperately wants to defend Neverland.
The pilot has been described as “dark, character-driven, and deeply relevant”. Allman himself describes the pilot this way: “In the first episode of this live-action near-future version, we introduce Peter before his conflict with Hooke and take you on a wild ride around the gritty city of Neverland. You will meet the Lost Boys, Peter’s street gang, and this new timeline’s version of many of your favorite Neverland characters, including a totally re-imagined Tinker Bell.”
R.L. Allman’s Peter Pan will have its premiere at the Dances with Films festival, which this year is a digital affair. The pilot will have showings on both September 5th at 7pm PST and 6th at 4:30pm PST. There will also be a live Q&A session taking place after the September 5th online screening.
Allman wants to make sure viewers know how collaborative the pilot was saying, “Making Peter Pan brought out the true artist in the 80 cast and crew members that worked on it.
“We worked all-nighters in the streets of San Francisco to show the city in a new light like no one has ever seen. A lot of care went into the details of this story, to not only pay respect to a classic, but also to pave the way for a new chapter in the storytelling.”
R.L. Allman is best known for his work as a focused & disciplined commercial director, He has directed multiple spots for the “Cheetau” fragrance spoof, and created the “Top 50 Crash the Super Bowl” clip for Doritos. Allman has also created a few short films including Filter, a post-apocalypse story, and Six Minutes, an award winning pre-apocalypse story.
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