Fox Ends Production on Period Drama ‘Hieroglyph’

From creator/executive producer Travis Beacham, the series was to debut in 2015

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:23 PM

Fox has ended production on its ambitious period drama “Hieroglyph” from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham (“Pacific Rim,” “Clash of the Titans”).

The broadcast network decided not to move forward on the series, a Fox representative told TheWrap. Individuals with knowledge of the decision told TheWrap that the network pulled the plug because the series wasn’t coming together as it had hoped.

Also read: Gail Berman, Fox Networks Partner on New Production Company, the Jackal Group

Fox ordered “Hieroglyph” straight to series last October, a decision that would spread the costs and resources of the series across multiple episodes. And although this project didn’t work out, Fox will continue with the straight-to-series model.

For example, “Gotham,” “Backstrom,” “Weird Loners” and “Last Man on Earth,” which were all ordered straight to series, are continuing production.

“Hieroglyph” followed a notorious thief who was plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.

Also read: ‘Burn Notice’ Creator Matt Nix Inks New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Fox TV Studios

Produced by Chernin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Television, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope, as well as Miguel Sapochnik, who was set to direct the premiere episode, served as executive producers.

Antony Bunsee, Condola Rashad, Kelsey Chow, Reece Ritchie, Max Brown, Caroline Ford and John Rhys-Davies were set to star on the series.


The news
you need now,
more than ever.

Create a FREE Account
Try PRO today