We were admittedly surprised to find FOX diving headfirst into ancient Egypt with a series order for fantasy drama 'Hieroglyph,' but whatever the reasoning behind such a strong vote of confidence, the network apparently got cold feet. FOX has halted production on Travis Beacham's 'Hieroglyph,' burying the drama alive before ever making it to air.
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We haven't paid very much attention to development of FOX's forthcoming Travis Beacham period piece 'Hieroglyph,' despite its full 13-episode order and a few minor castings, but the ancient Egyptian drama made one major get: Sallah! That's right, 'Indiana Jones' and 'Lord of the Rings' vet John Rhys-Davies will return to the desert for FOX's 'Hieroglyph,' but how involved will he be, and how many camels must we borrow?
Well, this is an odd play for the FOX federation. When last we heard the network taking a straight-to-series order, FOX had understandably opted to invest in the still-bankable Batman-less 'Gotham,' but its latest order might need a bit more decoding. The broadcast network has issued a full order for Travis Beacham's ancient Egyptian action-adventured drama 'Hieroglyph,' but why the full investment?