Neverland is a two part miniseries by Nick Willing, the creator of Tin Man and Alice, released in 2011 by the SyFy network.Set in turn of the century London, the series chronicles the arrival of Peter, Hook and the Lost Boys in Neverland. Peter and the boys are a band of pickpockets led by James "Jimmy" Hook. They acquire a strange orb that transports them to Neverland. As they search for a way home they become entangled in the affairs of pirates, Indians and fairies.
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Actor Allusion: Not only does Bob Hoskins play Smee, but the costume he wears is almost identical to the one he wore in Hook.
A God Am I: Both Hook and Bonny get preemptive cases of this, as they declare that they will be gods once they've gained control of the Tree Spirits' magic mineral dust.
Army of Thieves and Whores: After the plan to gain control of the mineral dust fails, Hook plans to return to London and gather one of these off the streets, then return to Neverland with advanced (i.e., early 20th century) weaponry and conquer it.
Blessed with Suck / Cursed with Awesome: If you end up in Neverland, you stop aging and essentially can live forever...but as you are when you arrived. See Fridge Horror below for what this means if you arrive in a less-than-ideal state. Likewise, while you can apparently die by violent means (or explode from too much magic, see the fate of Captain Bonny) or recover from injuries, if you're mutilated like Hook's severed hand, it doesn't grow back.
Chekhov's Skill: At one point, Tinkerbell reveals she has the ability to release bursts of energy from her body when stressed; she uses this during the battle in the caves to knock the pirates away from the orb.
Hook is established as a fencing master early on; his skill with a blade quickly comes in handy in Neverland.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Bonny is killed when she finally gains the power of the mineral dust, because she didn't gain it properly, having killed/drove off the Tree Spirits who must sing a song to prevent the Phlebotinum Overload.
Hook Hand: He never dons it on screen, but Starkey asks him what he will use for a hand and quips "a Hook?"
Portal Cut: The transport orb grabs a spherical section of space relative to the amount of force it was struck with. Little things like floors, walls, and/or ceilings aren't accounted for in this, so pretty much every use of the orb ends with a giant chunk of building just plain missing. Bonny sure is lucky her gun had enough power to encompass her entire ship.
Take Over the World: Bonny's goal is to use the mineral dust to take over Neverland, while Hook convinces her to instead use it on Earth. When this fails, Hook instead plans on using the more advanced technology of 20th-century Earth to conquer Neverland.
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: During the fight in the caves at the climax, Hook tells the other pirates to leave Peter to him. Part of this is because still cared about Peter and wanted him by his side and the other is because of his hatred for the boy.
Villainous Breakdown: After Bonny dies, Hook ditches the Affably Evil act, and starts violently screaming at Peter and almost kills him, only to be interrupted by the Kaw. He gets (slightly) better after, but not so much.
We Can Rule Together: Hook tries this several times on Peter. The last attempt ends with Peter resenting him and cutting his hand clean off.
And he and Bonny do it on each other — she convinces him to join her crew and rule Neverland beside her, and he in turn convinces her to instead to return to London with him and use the mineral dust to rule there.
You Killed My Father: It turns out Hook killed Peter's father in a duel in a jealous rage over the fact that Peter's mother chose him over Hook.