FOX Cancels HIEROGLYPH, Starring Condola Rashad, Before It Airs
According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has cancelled it action-adventure series HIEROGLYPH, starring Romeo and Juliet's Condola Rashad, before it airs. The show was originally given a 13-episode order last October and was set to debut in early 2015.
According to the report, "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 was plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.
The cast included Max Brown, Reece Ritchie, Condola Rashad, John Rhys-Davies, Caroline Ford, Antony Bunsee and Kelsey Chow. The 20th Century FOX Television/Chernin Entertainment production was being written by Pacific Rim's Travis Beacham.
Condola Rashad last appeared opposite Orlando Bloom in ROMEO AND JULIET on Broadway in 2013. Her past Broadway credits include The Trip to Bountiful and STICK FLY, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. She also starred in off-Broadway in RUINED.
Rashad's small screen credits include SMASH, the TV movie version of STEEL MAGNOLIAS, the online series SUBMISSIONS ONLY, and appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Good Wife.