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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
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  • Subject Matter: Adventure
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Plot Synopsis

Set in ancient Egypt, HIEROGLYPH is a one-hour action-adventure drama that follows Ambrose, a notorious thief plucked from prison, who Pharaoh Shai Kanakht selects to track down the person who stole a dangerous scroll, The Book of Thresholds, from Egypt's most secure vault. As Ambrose searches for the scroll and navigates palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers, he begins to see the extent to which sorcery has seeped into the halls of power in ancient Egypt -- and how close it is to causing this great civilization's downfall. After the scroll is stolen, the pharoah enlists the help of Ambrose, a master thief who spent the past five years in the darkest of pits. Now, thrust into the dangerous new world of Atum, the empire's capital, Ambrose must answer to the pharaoh -- a god in the flesh, a young ruler with a cool charm and a violent, frightening temper. The question for Ambrose is not whether he can trust his new boss, but whether he can trust anyone. Also stalking the halls of the palace is Nefertari Kanakht, half-sister to the Pharaoh, whose relationship with Shai's closest advisor masks her own designs for power. Finding few leads in the palace, Ambrose's investigation takes him to the doorstep of his long lost love, Peshet, a magic-wielding adoratrice, a type of homespun priestess who uses her femininity as a portal to the gods. Ambrose's journey also leads him to old friends, such as: Vocifer, a peddler of mystical wares and Ambrose's mentor; Djet, a brutish thug-turned-crime boss of the city; Rawser, the Pharoah's captain of the guard, who imprisoned him five years ago; and Lotus Tenry, a palace concubine and spy for a rival kingdom. In a May 12, 2014 press release for its upfront presentation, Fox announced that this series would premiere Midseason 2014-2015. On June 30, 2014, news outlets reported that Fox cancelled HIEROGLYPH.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Chernin Entertainment
  • In association with 20th Century Fox Television


  • - Atum Egypt