Hieroglyph Trailer: First Look at FOX’s New Adventure Drama

by Shilo Adams / May 12, 2014

HieroglyphIn Hieroglyph, master thief Ambrose (Max Brown, Beauty and the Beast) has spent the past five years paying for a crime committed against the almighty Pharaoh, but instead of spending the rest of his days in the darkest of pits, he’s given a chance of reprieve – on one condition. When a dangerous scroll, The Book of Thresholds, is stolen from Egypt’s most secure vault, Ambrose is set free and told to use his connections to figure out who is the thief this time. However, he must answer to Pharaoh Shai Kanakht (Reece Ritchie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), 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.

Among those Ambrose will encounter on his path to answers are Nefertari Kanakht (Condola Rashad, Steel Magnolias), half-sister to the Pharaoh, whose relationship with Shai’s closest advisor, Magister Bek (guest star Hal Ozsan, 90210), masks her own designs for power, and long-lost love, Peshet (Caroline Ford, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter), a type of homespun priestess who uses her femininity as a portal to the gods. Peshet was also an integral part of Ambrose’s ring of thieves, her knowledge of magic coming in handy at the right times; however, five years later, she’s turned her back on the fantastical in favor of the divine.

Ambrose’s journey also leads him to old friends, such as his mentor Vocifer (John Rhys-Davies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings); Rawser (Antony Bunsee, EastEnders), the Pharaoh’s captain of the guard, who imprisoned him five years ago; and Lotus Tenry (Kelsey Chow, One Tree Hill), a palace concubine and spy for a rival kingdom. As Ambrose unravels the mystery of The Book of Thresholds, 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.

Hieroglyph was created and written by Travis Beacham. The series is executive-produced by Beacham, Peter Chernin (New Girl, Touch), Katherine Pope (New Girl, Touch) and Anna Fricke (Being Human, Men in Trees). Miguel Sapochnik (Mind Games, Repo Men) also serves as an executive producer and directed the pilot.

Watch a preview below for Hieroglyph, which premieres this coming season on FOX. A premiere date will be announced later this year. For more on FOX’s 2014-2015 schedule, click here.

Shilo Adams is a contributing editor for ScreenFad whose work has appeared on TVOvermind, TVHackr, and KSiteTV. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @shilo_adams.