Less than a month after revealing it had scrapped plans to burn off the seven completed episodes of sitcom Us & Them, FOX has announced that another of its shows has been cancelled before it could hit the air, although in this case only one episode is in the can with an unknown number of additional scripts written. Hieroglyph, an action/adventure series set in ancient Egypt, was supposed to debut as a mid-season replacement during the upcoming 2014-2015 season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hieroglpyh was given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes without filming a pilot. Variety reports that the first episode was completed in May, with production on the remaining 12 episodes was scheduled to begin this fall. That makes it sound like the first episode was viewed as a pilot of sorts.
Here’s a trailer for the series:
The official FOX website still has a page for Hieroglyph at the moment. It will probably be removed before long.