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Everything is Awesome: Rutger Hauer & Weird Al Yankovic Have Been Cast in ABC’s Medieval Musical Comedy, Galavant

"Singing Tears in the Rain"

RutgerWeirdAlIf this TV show isn’t the greatest thing ever I won’t know what to do with myself.

Deadline reports on the latest casting for the upcoming ABC show, which already boasts John “The Hair” Stamos by the way. And if you haven’t seen it yet, please do watch the fantastic trailer here.

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In a nod to Paul Verhoeven’s cult 1969 series and a case of hauerperfect casting, Floris star Rutger Hauer has been tapped for a recurring role on Dan Fogelman’s midseason musical fairytale comedy series Galavant, about a knight (Joshua Sasse) taking on the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson) who stole the woman he loved. Hauer will play Kingsley, King Richard’s older, bigger and more badass brother who will threaten his little brother’s rule—and since he is a man so destined to be a great king that his parents named him Kingsley.

“Myself and our producing director Chris Koch are the biggest Rutger fans of all time; Chris can practically recite Blade Runner from memory,” Fogelman told Deadline. “While the musical comedy aspect of our show makes it obviously pretty different from Floris, there is something about merging the worlds — and a badass Rutger — that makes it pretty exciting.”

But that’s not all! The report also mentions none other than Weird Al Yankovic taking on the role of a singing Monk. Hugh Bonneville and Ricky Gervais are also signed on but seriously, this show, it is holding all my hopes and dreams alive. Now all I have left o say is…

When the music stops… the rest is silence.


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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