FOX has cancelled “Hieroglyph,” an action-adventure series that was given a 13-episode order last October and was expected to premiere in early 2015.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “only the first episode had been filmed before writers began breaking scripts and stories, which weren’t meeting a certain level creatively, for the rest of the season. Filming on the remaining 12 episodes was expected to start later this year.”
Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, “Hieroglyph” was to follow 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.
Max Brown, Reece Ritchie, Condola Rashad, John Rhys-Davies, Caroline Ford, Antony Bunsee and Kelsey Chow were to star. The 20th Century Fox Television/Chernin Entertainment production was being written by Pacific Rim‘s Travis Beacham.
You can still watch the trailer below: