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"Growing up is just the beginning of the adventure..."

The New Adventures of Peter + Wendy is a vlog-style web series and a modern adaptation of J.M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy. It was co-created by Shawn deLoache, the series writer, and Kyle Walters, who also plays Peter Pan.

The official summary is as follows:

Everyone has to grow up, right? Well, not if Peter Pan has anything to say about it! Peter, a late-twenties man-child and comic book artist living in the small town of Neverland, Ohio, has three life goals: 1) NEVER GROW UP. 2) Have as much fun as humanly possible while doing as little work as possible. 3) Win the heart of his best friend, Wendy Darling. With his friends John, Michael, Lily and his fairy, Tinkerbell, Peter is nailing goals 1 and 2. Goal 3, however, is a bit trickier. Wendy Darling, an advice vlogger and overall go-getter, is tired of the never-changing small town of Neverland, Ohio and wants to see the world, to become… an adult. It's Peter vs Growing Up in the battle for Wendy! But is growing up really the enemy? Or is it the solution?


This series is uploaded to the EpicRobotTV channel on YouTube. Start from the Season 1 prologue here, and the Season 2 prologue begins here.

This web series features examples of:

  • Age Lift: From children to young adults in their late twenties.
  • All There in the Manual: The Kensington Chronicle has its own in-universe website.
  • Bottle Episode: Most of the action takes place either in Wendy's room or Peter's house.
  • The Comically Serious: John is this to a T, especially when compared with Michael.
  • Distant Epilogue: Two months after the final episode.
  • Enter Stage Window: Peter does this often with the window in Wendy's room.
  • Everytown, America: Neverland, Ohio.
  • The Extremist Was Right: No, people, Peter is not in the wrong where Hook is concerned. Hook actually is out to destroy everything - first Lily, who's lost everything because of him, then the Kensington Chronicle.
  • Advertisement:
  • Family Business: The Kensington Chronicle run by the Darling family.
  • Fan Community Nickname: The Pandom, or the Pan-fam!
  • Forgotten Birthday: 1x16, "Forgot is Such a Strong Word"
  • Gingerbread House: Peter builds a Fudgeopolis.
  • A Good Name for a Rock Band: "The Lost Boys."
  • Heroic BSoD: Played For Laughs. Wendy suffers one when she gets a stack of rejection letters. She tears two up (one by teeth and another by normal method), makes some kind of mask out of another, makes snowflakes and shouts "I'm snowing dreams!", dumping one in water, making a "rejection fairy" (complete with cute voice goes scary), and even tries to BURN one. To top it all off, she downs a bottle of wine. ALL IN FRONT OF HER VIEWERS!
  • If I Can't Have You...: Lily and Tinker Bell are incredibly jealous that Peter has chosen Wendy—so they form a plan to separate the two.
  • Advertisement:
  • Irony: In Season 2, Peter repeatedly goes on about how James Hook was the fat kid in school. Peter himself is noticeably overweight in this series.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: An under the influence Peter nearly confesses to Wendy, and is interrupted by Lily suddenly kissing him.
  • Just Friends: The opening premise.
  • Manchild: Peter and Michael.
  • Mid-Season Twist: Peter and Wendy begin a relationship.
  • Mythology Gag: Several!
    • John is never seen without an umbrella, and on one occasion wears a top hat.
    • Likewise, Michael often has something teddy bear themed on him like a backpack.
    • Peter entering through Wendy's window.
    • How Peter and Wendy met.
    • Neverland was founded by J. M. Barrie.
    • Hook's crocodile themed watch.
  • The New Adventures
  • Sequel Hook: If you didn't see this coming, leave. NOW!. James Hook owns the media company Wendy accepted the new job from, and becomes a major character in the second season.
    • As of the end of Season 2, Peter has conceded to taking up Hook's job offer, after JH Media buys Bagha Industries, the Kensington Chronicle, and Wendy's loyalty.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One of the bonus videos has Michael attempting to crowdfund potato salad based on the Kickstarter campaign that was a success, and dragging John into his efforts.
  • Shown Their Work
  • Stout Strength: Peter isn't exactly skinny and is on the husky size.
  • Thicker Than Water: The Darling siblings, very much. Despite being shocked at the sudden news that Wendy might be leaving Neverland for a new job, John and Michael still remain supportive of her and her decision.
    John: "She's my sister. Of course I will defend her!"
  • Vlog Series: In front of the camera in Wendy's room. Alternately, Tinker Bell acts as the perspective when talking to others like Peter.
    • In Season 2, there's also the cameras put around the offices of JH Media.

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