Genevieve Allenbury Joins ABC’s Comedy Pilot ‘Galavant’

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Genevieve AllenburyEXCLUSIVE: ABC’s comedy pilot Galavant has found its Queen. UK actress Genevieve Allenbury has joined the cast of the ABC Studios produced musical comedy, which hails from The Neighbors creator Dan Fogelman, TVWise has learned.

Genevieve Allenbury has been cast as a series regular and will be playing the Queen of Valencia. She joins a large cast which is being toplined by Joshua Sasse (Rogue) and also includes Psych‘s Timothy Odmundson and Vinnie Jones. This is Allenbury’s first role on an American television production, though she has previously appeared on numerous UK series including Doctors and Law & Order: UK.

Galavant is a musical fairy tale which follows the handsome Prince Galavant and his quest for revenge over the king who stole his one true love. The comedy pilot recently entered production in the UK and is taking advantage of the British Government’s recently instituted high-end television tax relief programme. The executive producers are Fogelman, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch – who is also attached to direct.