Sad news for ancient-Egypt buffs: Fox has pulled the plug on Hieroglyph after shooting just one episode. Reportedly the scripts that came in for the subsequent episodes weren’t up to snuff. The recent departure of the Fox executive who greenlit the series may have been a factor.
This leaves the Spike miniseries Tut and the alien-themed Ridley Scott series Pharaoh as the only TV shows about ancient Egypt currently in development. The ancient Egyptians will also be featured on the big screen in Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, due in December of this year, and in Alex Proyas’s Gods of Egypt, which is due in February 2016; a poster for it was recently unveiled at a licensing expo.