Ricky Gervais to play a potion-peddling wizard

His name will be Xanax. And it's a musical comedy. You're welcome.


Ricky Gervais is to guest-star in US musical comedy series Galavant. 


Yes, musical comedy. 

The Derek star will play no average guy. He’ll play a medieval wizard named Xanax, reports Entertainment Weekly

Xanax is well-known for having the best potions.

And is apparently pretty good at guiding people through – probably rather strange – alchemy-induced trips down memory lane

Joshua Sasse (Frankenstein’s Army, Rogue) stars as the lead, which sees him caught in a battle with the king for stealing his true love. Hugh Bonneville is also set to guest star. 

The series is expected to premiere early next year.

Dance us out Gervais…


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