'Hieroglyph': FOX orders Egypt action drama to series
The show comes from executive producers Peter Chernin ( "New Girl"), Katherine Pope ("New Girl"), Travis Beacham ( "Pacific Rim") and Miguel Sapochnik ( "Fringe"). Beacham also wrote the pilot script and Sapochnik will direct that episode. FOX has not yet announced casting for the project.
"Hieroglyph" will take place in ancient Egypt, a setting in which fantasy and reality meet. The show follows a thief taken from prison in order to serve the Pharaoh. In the process, this thief will have to navigate palace intrigue, concubines and seductresses, criminals and possibly even a few 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 FOX chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement. "Travis Beacham has an inventive mind, and he has wrapped this all together in this intoxicating new drama."