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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.
Via : THR