A few months ago, FOX paraded their new mid-season Egyptian drama, Hieroglyph, around during their Upfront presentation to mixed reviews from critics. Since then, the network has changed their mind about the series and seven months before the show was scheduled to premiere, FOX has pulled the plug on the action adventure show that last October they gave a straight to series order.
The network chose to skip the pilot process and go straight to series in order to spread the budget out over multiple episodes, but have revealed that the scripts going forward weren’t as strong at they had originally hoped. The series, written by Travis Beacham, was developed several season ago and had set Anne Fricke to be showrunner in March as part of her overall deal with 20th Century.
Kevin Reilly, the former FOX entertainment chairman had this to say about the project at the time:
“We wanted to do a show about deceit, sex, intrigue in the court and fantastical goings-on — no better place to set that than ancient Egypt.”
Hieroglyph centered around a well-know thief, played by Max Brown (Beauty and the Beast), who was broken out of prison to serve the pharaoh. Along with Brown, the show starred Kelsey Chow (Pair of Kings), Condola Rashad (Smash), John Rhys-Davies, Caroline Ford and Antony Bunsee.
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