Fox cancels Egypt-set series, Hieroglyph, before it airs

News Louisa Mellor
1 Jul 2014 - 06:45

Fox has pulled the plug on new Egyptian-set historical fantasy adventure series, Hieroglyph, before an episode has aired...

What a blow it must be for your show to successfully jump the many obstacles between conception and commission, and then fall at the last hurdle before a single episode has aired. That's the fate of Hieroglyph, the Egyptian-set fantasy adventure series written by Pacific Rim's Travis Beacham.

Following the pilot, twelve remaining episodes of Hieroglyph were due to be filmed later this year. That won't be the case now, as Fox has pulled the plug on the new scripts, which, according the The Hollywood Reporter, "weren't meeting a certain level creatively".

The series would have told the story of a notorious thief in ancient Egypt who comes to serve in the Pharoah's palace, "where fantasy and reality intertwined". Intended cast-members included Reece Ritchie, Max Brown, Condola Rashad, John Rhys-Davies and more. 

You can see the series trailer below, but unless another network or streaming service arrives to rescue this one, that's your lot...

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