The network has given a 13-episode series order to the ancient Egypt-set action-adventure drama Hieroglyph.
The project — penned by Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans) — blends fantasy and reality when a notorious thief is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah. In his new role, he must navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and 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,” Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said in a statement. “Travis Beacham has an inventive mind, and he has wrapped this all together in this intoxicating new drama.”
Beacham will executive-produce alongside Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Katherine Pope (New Girl) and Miguel Sapochnik (Fringe), who will also direct the pilot.