The ABC midseason musical fairytale comedy series “Galavant” has cast one of the stars of “Blade Runner,” Rutger Hauer, in a recurring role, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
While Hauer might be known to many for his role in the 1982 science-fiction film “Blade Runner,” he first became famous in his native Netherlands in the 1969 television series “Floris,” about a knight taking revenge after his castle is stolen.
In “Galavant,” Hauer will play Kingsley, the older brother to evil King Richard, played by Timothy Omundson. In the series, a knight played by Joshua Sasse seeks to take on King Richard for stealing his love, the story notes. Hauer’s character will be an “older, bigger and more badass brother who will threaten his little brother’s rule,” Andreeva writes.
“Myself and our producing director Chris Koch are the biggest Rutger fans of all time; Chris can practically recite ‘Blade Runner’ from memory,” creator Dan Fogelman told the publication. “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.”
Other cast members include Weird Al Yankovic as a singing monk, John Stamos as a knight, Hugh Bonneville as a landlocked pirate, and Ricky Gervais as a magician named Xanax, the story says.