Galavant has found its king. Psych standout Timothy Omundson has been cast as the second lead opposite Joshua Sasse in ABC’s single-camera pilot Galavant, a comedy fairytale written by Dan Fogelman, with Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken writing the music. Galavant centers on handsome Prince Galavant (Sasse) — a classic once-upon-a-time hero, complete with sword, horse, great hair, courage, mad skills (like dragon-slaying and helping the poor) — and his quest for revenge over the evil King Richard (Omundson) who stole his one true love, the beautiful Madalena (Mallory Jansen). To Galavant’s shock, Madalena decided she prefers the King and his wealth and power to the love of penniless Galavant.
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I hear Omundson was Fogelman’s pick for the pivotal role from the get-go, and while it took a while, the actor was ultimately cast as King Richard, the last remaining part in the pilot which is about to begin production in London. Omundson, repped by Innovative Artists and manager Mike Bircumshaw, recently wrapped his eight-season turn as Detective Lassiter on USA’s dramedy Psych.