"Galavant" TV Fairytale Series, with Songs by Alan Menken, Sets January Premiere

News   "Galavant" TV Fairytale Series, with Songs by Alan Menken, Sets January Premiere
 
The upcoming television musical fairytale series "Galavant," featuring songs by Tony Award winner Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, will premiere Jan. 4, 2015, on ABC, according to Deadline.com.

Alan Menken
Alan Menken

"Galavant" stars 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.

The series will premiere with back-to-back episodes in the 8 PM slot. 

"Galavant" is written by Dan Fogelman, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers also include Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. "Galavant" is directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces "Galavant" for ABC Studios.

Here's how it's 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 ('The Little Mermaid,' 'Aladdin,' 'Beauty and the Beast') 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."

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