Neverland: Season 1 (2011)


Critic Consensus: A prequel to Peter Pan, Neverland has some decent action scenes but lacks the character development and sense of wonder to make its fantastical elements truly resonate.


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Air date: Dec 4, 2011
Air date: Dec 5, 2011

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This prequel to the classic J.M. Barrie story begins in 19th century London, where a young pickpocket Peter Pan (Charlie Rowe) and his mentor Jimmy Hook (Rhys Ifans) are transported via a magical orb to Neverland, where they get caught up with the pirate captain Elizabeth Bonny (Anna Friel), who seeks the power to fly.

Critic Reviews for Neverland Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

It's packed with action, much of it violent, and even more packed with special effects.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Just make sure you see it.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Syfy's miniseries Neverland doesn't end up having much of a point, but the cribbed elements from other popular fantasy TV series, movies, and books are mixed together in an entertaining way, which makes the enterprise definitely watchable.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you yearn for the days of high-quality, big-budget, fantasy miniseries, skip Syfy's Neverland.

Dec 12, 2011 | Full Review…

As Neverland unfortunately shows throughout, when you spend all your time and energy explaining how the trick works, there's precious little left to entertain the audience.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

By pulling the curtain back on the magic of Neverland, Willing has stripped all the fun from a marvelous classic.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's bad storytelling clothed in good storytelling, and there's something horrible about that, about using other's work to prop up your own vague, clumsy attempts at world-building.

Dec 4, 2011 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

As constructed, it amounts to a Peter Pan prequel lacquered up with a revisionist space-age paint job.

Dec 12, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What a thudding, literal-minded bore it is.

Dec 12, 2011 | Full Review…

Oh, well, it makes for a mildly enjoyable story and it's probably best not to overthink things.

Dec 12, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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