He joins Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel and Bob Hoskins in the two-part miniseries that Sky Movies HD and Syfy are co-producing. Nick Willing is writing and producing this Peter Pan prequel, which Sky Movies HD is financing with Syfy. Currently in production in Genoa, Italy and Dublin, Ireland, Neverland is slated to air in 2011. Irish indie Parallel Films is the producer. RHI Entertainment is distributing internationally. Criticised only last week by BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson for only investing £30 million ($45 million) a year in original drama, Sky is making a big push into scripted TV. There are billboards everywhere in London promoting its new cop drama Thorne, based on the bestselling thrillers by Mark Billingham. David Morrissey stars opposite Natasha McElhone in the 6-part show, which begins this Sunday on Sky One going head to head with ITV’s Downton Abbey.
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