A prequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, the live-action project follows Peter (Rowe) and his friends who are led by Jimmy Hook (Ifans) to steal a magical orb that transports them to another world called Neverland — which is filled with tree spirits led by Tinker Bell. There's also the power-hungry Elizabeth Bonny (Friel) who is searching for eternal youth.
Knightley and Rowe both appeared in the 2010 film Never Let Me Go.
Neverland, written and directed by Nick Willing, will air on Syfy in December.