Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic and More Will Guest Star on Medieval Musical "Galavant" | Playbill

News Ricky Gervais, Weird Al Yankovic and More Will Guest Star on Medieval Musical "Galavant" A celebrated lineup of guest stars has been announced for "Galavant", the television musical fairytale series that will premiere Jan. 4, 2015, on ABC.

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais

As previously reported, "Galavant," by composer Alan Menken (Aladdin), lyricist Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid) and Dan Fogelman ("Crazy, Stupid, Love"), will star 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 also feature guest stars Tony Award winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Bells Are Ringing), John Stamos (Bye Bye Birdie, "Glee"), Rutger Hauer ("True Blood," "Merlin"), Ricky Gervais ("The Office," "The Ricky Gervais Show"), Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey," "The Monuments Men") and Weird Al Yankovic ("How I Met Your Mother," "Atop the Fourth Wall").

Here's how the show is described: "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."

Read Playbill.com's feature on the show's musical stylings here.

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

Watch the extended trailer for "Galavant" here.

See photos from "Galavant" here.

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