Joshua Sasse, who plays the title role in ABC’s medieval musical comedy Galavant, is set as the male lead opposite Tori Anderson in the CW pilot No Tomorrow. The project, from CBS Studios, has Sasse in first position.
The underrated Galavant, created by Dan Fogelman with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, has developed a cult following but has been softly rated in its limited runs as a midseason replacement. Its second-second renewal was hailed as a “miracle” in the self-deprecating opening number of Season 2. Another such miracle is not expected, especially with the ABC Studios-produced show’s chief supporter at ABC, Paul Lee, gone. Still, even if Galavant is to beat the odds and come back, Sasse will only appear in the first episode of the potential third season in a carveout from No Tomorrow. It is hard to imagine Galavant continuing beyond that without Galavant.
No Tomorrow hails from the Jane The Virgin duo of writer/co-executive producer Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive producer Ben Silverman. Like Jane The Virgin, it is based on a Latin American format, this time from Brazil’s Grupo Globo.
Directed by Jane the Virgin pilot director Brad Silberling and written by Brinkerhoff and the comedy writing-directing team Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton aka Two Trick Pony, No Tomorrow centers on a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager (Anderson) at an Amazon-like distribution center. She falls in love with a freewheeling man (Sasse), who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, leading to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Brinkerhoff and Silverman executive produce for CBS TV Studios and Electus.
After nine years of working in the theater – including the West End, London-born Sasse segued to film and television, landing his first role in the 2010 British film The Big I Am, and then the horror film Frankenstein’s Army, before starring in the DirecTV drama series Rogue.
He is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled Entertainment, Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams, and United Agents in the UK.