FOX has moved ahead with its decision to cancel upcoming supernatural drama Hieroglyph before it airs a single episode.
Hieroglyph was one of several new shows announced as part of FOX’s 2014-2015 primetime schedule earlier this year.
Set in ancient Egypt, the series was set to offer a supernatural twist on the ancient Pharaohs, promising “palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers,” according to the Network.
FOX may have wanted to do a show about deceit, sex, intrigue in the court and fantastical goings-on, but it appears unmet creative standards caused the Network to pull the plug.
Said THR on the cancellation “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.”