In a bizarre bit of casting, singer Paloma Faith has been cast to play Tinkerbell in ITV's new drama Peter & Wendy.

She will be joined in the modern day re-imagining of JM Barrie's classic Peter Pan tale by Stanley Tucci, who will play Captain Hook.

Scottish actress Laura Fraser – who was in the final season of Breaking Bad - will play Mrs Darling, while newcomers Zac Sutcliffe and Hazel Doupe have been cast in the lead roles.

ITV's Director of Drama, Steve November, said: "I'm delighted to be bringing JM Barrie's classic story of Peter Pan to ITV.

"This wonderful interpretation by Adrian Hodges is faithful to Barrie's original, but adds a new and unexpected dimension that makes it feel as though we are hearing the story for the first time.

"We're thrilled to have such a great cast on board to star in this exciting new drama."