FOX has ordered 13 episodes of a new fantasy action-adventure series called Hieroglyph from Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans).
The show will be set in ancient Egypt and will follow a thief who’s pulled out of prison to serve the Pharoah. He soon finds himself navigating through palace intrigue, seductive concubines, and coming face-to-face with sorcery.
Beacham wrote the pilot script for Hieroglyph a couple years back and it was almost ordered to pilot during the 2011-2012 development season. Now, the network is skipping the pilot and moving right into a season order. Production is scheduled to begin early next year.
20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment will produce the series, with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Beacham serving as executive producers.
What do you think? Does this sound like the kind of show you might want to check out? Do you think it has a chance of being a success on a regular network?