After giving a series order to an ambitious drama project, Fox has had a change of heart and is pulling the plug before the show makes it to air. James Hibberd reports on EW.com's Inside TV that the broadcast network has canceled its sexually charged ancient Egypt fantasy series "Hieroglyph."
The project had a straight-to-series order and was set to roll out midseason.
"The show’s writers were informed earlier Monday, sources say," Hibberd reports. "The show starred Max Brown, Reece Ritchie, Condola Rashad and John Rhys-Davies. Only one episode had been shot, but scripts had been written for several more episodes. We’re told that the series wasn’t creatively coming together the way executives had hoped."
The report notes that the series was greenlighted by Kevin Reilly, who has since exited as Fox programming chief.
"'Hieroglyph' was an adventure series from creator/executive producer Travis Beacham ('Pacific Rim,' 'Clash of the Titans') that was was seen by some as Fox’s attempt to get into the fantasy genre in the wake of HBO’s 'Game of Thrones.' In the words of the show’s official description, the drama followed a 'notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, forcing him to navigate palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers, as he races to stop the downfall of one of history’s greatest civilizations,'" the story reports.
In the wake of the show's demise, we are left with its sexy trailer. Here you go: