The internet is all abuzz about the return of Galavant. Galavant season 2 is due to give us more comedic storylines and lots (and lots) of music. During the Star Wars Event/ABC TV Event press junket, we were able to view the first episode of Galavant season 2. When I say there will be lots of music, I’m not kidding.
We were able to sit down with Executive Producer Dan Fogelman, Co-producer and writer Kat Likkel, and Timothy Omundson (King Richard) to discuss Galavant Season 2, how production works when it’s done in many different countries, and why the musical numbers equal the creation of 5 Broadway shows. Here are the top 10 things to know about Galavant Season 2, and some awesome production secrets fans will appreciate.
- The scripts get written as the songs are created. Alan Menken sends a finished song via iCloud, and the script is written around it. Dan Fogelman says most of the singing we see on the show is recorded live.
- Weird Al Yankovic, Hugh Bonneville, and John Stamos will be back for Galavant Season 2. They couldn’t get John to England, so his scenes were done via green screen.
- Thanks to the musical genius Alan Menken, actor Vinnie Jones (Gareth) will have a Disney-inspired musical number later in the season. There will be subtitles. Prepare yourself for greatness.
- Speaking of songs, Alan Menken has written 32 original songs for Galavant, which is the equivalent of about 5 broadway musicals.
- There is a big scene at the end of the season that takes place in Morrocco. It was shot in the same space where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed.
- Nick Frost plays a giant in Galavant Season 2. Spoiler: he hates dwarves.
- Timothy Omundson is a karaoke master. Which makes sense.
- Dan Fogelson says that Timothy Omundson as King Richard is worth writing about. He’s “literally a theatrical song and dance man.” Dan also says of Timothy ” this role landed with the right guy at the right time.”
- Kat Likkel says that as a writer, it was fun to watch Timothy as King Richard this season; his character “really gets a chance to grow and stretch and go different places.”
- Kat also announced that this season they decided to take all of the characters “and throw the biggest obstacle we could. It’s like we took all of them and we turned their lives completely upside down from where they ended up at the end of last Season.” She says Galavant Season 2 is about “love and redemption.” If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will.
Are you excited about Galavant Season 2?
Be sure to tune in Sunday January 3rd, at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. You can tweet along with other fans using the hashtag #Galavant, and follow the show’s official twitter account: GalavantABC.
A big thank you to Disney for inviting me to this all-expense paid press trip. All opinions and experiences are my own.