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FOX GIVES SERIES ORDER TO NEW ACTION-ADVENTURE DRAMA ?HIEROGLYPH?

High-Concept, Epic Series Features Ancient Egypt as Backdrop for Palace Intrigue, Quests for Power and World of Magic, Gods and Goddesses

20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment to Produce Series;

Screenwriter Travis Beacham (?Pacific Rim?) to Write and Executive-Produce;

Miguel Sapochnik (?Fringe?) to Direct Premiere Episode

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given a 13-episode series order to HIEROGLYPH, a fantastical action-adventure show produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment, and executive-produced by Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, ?Rise of the Planet of the Apes?), Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL) and Travis Beacham (?Pacific Rim,? ?Clash of the Titans?), who wrote the pilot script. Miguel Sapochnik (?Repo Men,? ?Fringe?) will serve as an executive producer on the project and will direct the premiere episode. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014.

Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, HIEROGLYPH follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

?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,? said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for FOX. ?Travis Beacham has an inventive mind, and he has wrapped this all together in this intoxicating new drama.?

Based on his original story idea, Travis Beacham co-wrote the screenplay with director Guillermo Del Toro for this past summer?s sci-fi hit ?Pacific Rim,? which has grossed more than $400 million worldwide since its release in July. Beacham also co-wrote the screenplay for the hit 2010 re-imagining of the classic mythic adventure ?Clash of the Titans,? directed by Louis Leterrier. Beacham is currently writing the sequel to ?Pacific Rim? for Legendary. He has penned screenplays for the feature films ?20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo? and a remake of the sci-fi classic, ?The Black Hole.?

Chernin Entertainment produces television programs and feature films. Its current television slate includes FOX?s NEW GIRL. The company?s first feature film, ?Rise of Planet of the Apes,? was released in August 2011 and has grossed more than $480 million at the worldwide box office. Chernin Entertainment is currently producing the sequel, ?Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,? as well as the sequel to its successful summer comedy, ?The Heat.?

A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry?s most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the blockbuster and Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning ?Modern Family,? the pop culture phenomenon and Golden Globe Award-winning GLEE, the celebrated anthology series ?American Horror Story,? the hit comedies NEW GIRL and ?How I Met Your Mother? and the longest running primetime scripted series in the history of television, THE SIMPSONS. The studio recently resurrected its Emmy Award-winning cult hit ?Arrested Development,? and its cable production division, Fox 21, is responsible for the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning ?Homeland.? The studio?s newest drama, SLEEPY HOLLOW, has garnered critical acclaim, high ratings and was the first freshman show of the season to earn a renewal.

HIEROGLYPH is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment. The series is created, written and executive-produced by Travis Beacham. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope, as well as Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the premiere episode, also serve as executive producers.

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If this were on Cable I'd be more interested.

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Sounds good but it just be poor CGI :(

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Hmm, I have my doubts about this. Ancient Egypt doesn't really intrigue me that much.

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Condola Rashad has been cast as Nefertari in Fox's 13-episode series about a thief who must serve the pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Nefertari is described as the "the Pharaoh's half-sister with a rare beauty that intimidates even the strongest of suitors? and she knows it."

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The world of ancient Egypt ? a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves ? lives again in HIEROGLYPH, an exciting action adventure series from the mind of creator/executive producer Travis Beacham (?Pacific Rim,? ?Clash of the Titans?).

When a dangerous scroll, The Book of Thresholds, is stolen from Egypt's most secure vault, master thief AMBROSE (Max Brown, ?Beauty and the Beast,? ?MI-5?) is plucked from prison to track down the perpetrator. Having spent the past five years in the darkest of pits, Ambrose quickly learns that his prison cell might be safer than the dangerous new world in which he finds himself: Atum, the empire's capital.

Ambrose must answer to Pharaoh SHAI KANAKHT (Reece Ritchie, ?Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time?), a god in the flesh, a young ruler with a cool charm and a violent, frightening temper. The question for Ambrose is not whether he can trust his new boss, but whether he can trust anyone. Also stalking the halls of the palace is NEFERTARI KANAKHT (Condola Rashad, ?Smash,? ?Steel Magnolias?), half-sister to the Pharaoh, whose relationship with Shai's closest advisor, MAGISTER BEK, masks her own designs for power.

Finding few leads in the palace, Ambrose's investigation takes him to the doorstep of his long lost love, PESHET (Caroline Ford, ?Lake Placid: The Final Chapter?), a magic-wielding adoratrice, a type of homespun priestess who uses her femininity as a portal to the gods?for the right price. Peshet was the keystone in his merry band of thieves, an impressionable youth with great knowledge of magic, a woman who never saw a lock for which she didn't have an unlocking charm. Five years later, Peshet has left her old life behind in a pious pursuit of divine contact.

Ambrose's journey leads him to old friends, such as VOCIFER (John Rhys-Davies, ?The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings,? ?Raiders of the Lost Ark?), a peddler of mystical wares and Ambrose's mentor. But he also comes face-to-face with foes both old and new, from DJET, a brutish thug-turned-crime boss of the city; to RAWSER (Antony Bunsee, ?EastEnders,? ?Sex and the City 2?), the Pharoah's captain of the guard, who imprisoned him five years ago; to LOTUS TENRY (Kelsey Chow, ?One Tree Hill?), a palace concubine and spy for a rival kingdom.

As Ambrose unravels the mystery of the Book of Thresholds, he begins to see the extent to which sorcery has seeped into the halls of power in ancient Egypt, and how close it is to causing this great civilization's downfall.

HIEROGLYPH is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Travis Beacham. The series is executive-produced by Beacham, Peter Chernin (NEW GIRL, ?Touch?) and Katherine Pope (NEW GIRL, ?Touch?). Miguel Sapochnik (?Mind Games,? ?Repo Men?) also serves as an executive producer and will direct the pilot

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meh, can we dump this and bring back Almost Human and dump the money for this into it?

 

I prefer BBCA Atlantis over this.

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Yeah it looks....bad

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Wonder how long until they cancel it!

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So....vampires?

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Wonder how long until they cancel it!

 

Not long, knowing Fox.

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Joy, Fox cancels the series before it even aired :D

 

http://tvline.com/2014/06/30/hieroglyph-cancelled-fox-midseason-2015/

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That was...

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Not sure if I should laugh or cry.

 

Fox really sucks at fan retention. How can anyone ever trust Fox not knowing whether or not their show will ever make it past a single single anymore?

 

I honestly don't know how Fringe even lasted on that network as long as it did.

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Quite funny really fox has canned this already!

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