Episodes: 18 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 4, 2015 — January 31, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen, Karen David, Luke Youngblood, Ben Presley, Daniel Evans, Stanley Townsend, and Genevieve Allenbury.
TV show description:
This musical comedy series comes from animated musical veterans Dan Fogelman (writer), Alan Menken (composer), and Glenn Slater (lyricist). It revolves around a dashing hero who once lost the love of his life to an evil king. It’s now time for the hero to exact his revenge and restore his “happily ever after.”
Charming and handsome, Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is a gallant knight and hero so beloved that he is known by just one name. When he goes to save the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), after she was kidnapped by the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson), she rejects Galavant.
He proclaims that all he has to offer her is his love and it seems that the demanding beauty would prefer a life of fame and fortune over love. So, she marries the King.
Since then, Galavant has gone broke, stopped bathing, and has gained weight — most likely due to his penchant for libations. Sid (Luke Youngblood) is Galavant’s trusty squire who assists the fallen hero in keeping his life in order as best he can. Adopted as a baby, Sid was left on an older couple’s doorstep.
Notorious for his evil ways, King Richard indulges in such hobbies as raising taxes and tormenting the poor. The evil king isn’t as tough as you might think however. One insult from Madalena and he bursts into tears. Gareth (Vinnie Jones) is the king’s rough and tough right-hand henchman who often has to instruct the king on how to be more manly in his ways.
Spunky Princess Isabella (Karen David) — whose full name is Princess Isabella Lucia Maria Elizabetta of Valencia — seeks out and engages the depressed Galavant in order to save her people from King Richard. She’s sent by the king to lure Galavant to him so that King Richard can kill the fallen hero in front of his former flame, Madalena.
Episode #18 — The One True King (To Unite Them All)
Under Madalena and Wormwood’s spell, the zombie army revolts against Galavant. Meanwhile, Richard goes after Wormwood. Elsewhere, Gareth tries to reason with Madalena, but she is driven to learn how to use her newly acquired dark magic.
First aired: January 31, 2016.
What do you think? Do you like the Galavant TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?