The bad news: there won't be a third season of the ABC-TV musical comedy series Galavant. It's been canceled, according to TV Line.
The good news, according to the series' lead composer, prolific Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Alan Menken: the project is being adapted to the stage.
GALAVANT is not continuing at ABC. But it will live on in so many ways. Guaranteed. Love to our cast, our writers, our fans!! Stay tuned...— Alan Menken (@AIMenken) May 12, 2016
As we come to the end of this groundbreaking series' second season I thank ABC. Just like NEWSIES, our day will come. Stay tuned!!!— Alan Menken (@AIMenken) February 1, 2016
Menken offered no further details.
Galavant starred Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
Galavant was written by Dan Fogelman, who also served as executive producer. Executive producers also included Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. Galavant was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produced Galavant for ABC Studios.
Menken's animated film musicals Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin were adapted for Broadway. He also composed music for Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, King David and other shows.
Here's how the seris was billed by ABC: “Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team — composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled)—for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his 'happily ever after.' But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.”