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Actor From DirecTV Cop Drama Snags Lead in New ABC Project Deadline

A new ABC drama project has cast its lead along with a number of other roles. Deadline.com reports that the lead role in the pilot “Galavant,” about a heroic prince seeking revenge on an evil king, has been given to Joshua Sasse.

Sasse, 26, has been a regular on the DirecTV drama series “Rogue,” and had a major role in the 2013 feature "Frankenstein's Army." He is slated to play the title character, Prince Galavant, in the new ABC project.

The project has also cast Karen David of BBC’s “Waterloo Road,” Mallory Jansen ("Howzat! Kerry Packer's War") and Luke Youngblood of “Community," the story reports.

“‘Galavant’ centers on handsome Prince Galavant (Sasse) -- a classic once-upon-a-time hero, complete with sword, horse, great hair, courage, mad skills (like dragon-slaying and helping the poor)” but whose true love has been stolen by evil King Richard, the report notes.

However, his love, played by Jansen, decides she prefers the king to Galavant, who is penniless, the story says.

David will play Isabella, a princess whose country has been conquered by King Richard, while Youngblood will play Galavant’s squire.

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