Deceit, Sex, and Intrigue in Ancient Egypt (aka Hieroglyph) is a Go at FOX


Egyptian Pyramids

FOX has given a full 13-episode first season order to their upcoming ancient Egyptian drama “Hieroglyph”, which is set to be written by “Pacific Rim’s” Travis Beacham. When a network makes this kind of investment in a show — handing out a full season order before the pilot is even shot (or in this case, written) — it’s always a good idea to pay attention, because it usually means they really, really like something about it. “Gotham”, the Batman-less Batman TV show, was another full series commitment from FOX.

So what’s “Hieroglyph” all about?

The series, set in ancient Egypt, centers on a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

Beacham will write, with “Repo Men’s” Miguel Sapochnik scheduled to direct the pilot.

According to FOX head honcho Kevin Reilly, “Hieroglyph” will be a show “about deceit, sex, intrigue in the court and fantastical goings-on — no better place to set that than ancient Egypt.”

Oh, I could think of a LOT better places, Kevin, but you didn’t ask, so I’ll keep them to myself.

The show is set to go into production by 2014, which means casting is probably already under way.

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You know what would make this show even better? Aliens.

Via : THR

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  • Dedpool

    This should be on cable. FX at the least, Starz or something at the most. It could be very very cool if done right. I expect a lot of white people in tan make up though. LOL. Like Prince of Persia (which I liked) for tv with more sex appeal.

    • Suzuran Crow

      Starz would be awesome – especially if it’s even half as good as Spartacus was

      • Dedpool

        My thoughts exactly!!!

  • KeltStan

    I just hope the egyptians are black…History has already proven this, why do they continue to cast white/arabic people as pharaohs? You can’t lie to people forever.

    • darrenjh

      Really? I thought the Pharaohs were british. They all seemed to speak in british accents.

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