Huh. Was the first I heard about this at all. We then tried to imagine whom he may have played, someone suggested King Richard. Having seen the guy in action now I think that would have not worked. He's perfect. Also, let's face it, John would never be able to grow the required beard ;) But maybe he could still come in next season for a guest part. Who knows.
So, today I watched the first six episodes straight away (they are only 20 minutes each) and had the greatest fun ever. Catchy theme song going straight to your head (Gaaaa-laaa-vaaaant!), great songs and dance numbers - no wonder, the music was done by Alan Menken, who did my favorite Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast". I digged (digged? dugged? dug?) the monks and their Barbershop routine! A cappella FTW!
I know I talked about this with someone before - was it you, sgamadison? Back then I assumed that John and his "movie idol looks" would have not fit in with all those medieval men with bad teeth and rugged faces - I see now how wrong I was ;) Good looking people all around ♥ Leading the way Galavant himself of course. Nice voices, really funny modern and (for medieval times anyway) unique dialogues - love King Richard and Gareth! I was chuckling all the time. And in general I simply adore the English accent. And where do they keep finding those locations?
Oh, and lots of familiar faces ;) Vinnie Jones already had been a fan favorite in "Arrow". Ben Presley was in "What we did on our holidays" although I don't remember him at the moment. There also was John Stamos, whom I haven't seen since "Full House". Some insiders may know Luke Youngblood from some Harry Potter movies. The pirate king was well known as well - Hugh Bonneville from "Downton Abbey". And Sophie McShera who plays Daisy on the same show. And that's just the ones from the top of my head. Edit: Hey, and episode 3 finally has a Doctor Who face - I knew I only had to keep looking long enough. Michael Brandon.
But let's come to why we are actually here: Locations! So I watched the first episode, and two minutes in, seeing this:
I shouted: That's Wells! Recognized it right away, and I have the picture to prove I was there. See?
And as soon as this unique cross-bow comes into view, you definitely know it's Wells Cathedral. The "Doctor Who" episode "Lazarus" was shot there as well - apparently only three weeks before I was there back in November 2006. But I wasn't a fan yet at the time.
So, who else is having fun with "Galavant"? And if you haven't known about it yet - maybe I can also be that person infecting you for a change. Why should it always be the other way around (yes, I am looking at you, elisi ;)