'The production will be employing approximately 150 New Mexico crew members as well as 150 resident actors and background talent.'
20th Century Fox Television is producing the pilot HIEROGLYPH in Albuquerque, starring Reece Ritchie as "Shai" (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Kelsey Chow as "Lotus" (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Condola Rashad as "Nefertari" (Steel Magnolias, 2012).
"We are extremely pleased to welcome 20th Century Fox Television and HIEROGLYPH to New Mexico, and we look forward to supporting the productions efforts with ourexcellent crew, facilities and vendors," said Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico Film Office.
Principal photography will begin mid-March for two weeks and the production is expected to continue for 13 episodes through July. The production will be employing approximately 150 New Mexico crew members as well as 150 resident actors and background talent.
"We are thrilled that Fox has chosen to bring the production of HIEROGLYPH to Albuquerque. These projects generally involve both direct and indirect benefits to our local economy and we welcome their team and look forward to working with them," Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said.
HIEROGLYPH is being produced by Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Miguel Sapochnik and Travis Beacham. Also written by Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim) and directed by Miguel Sapochnik (Repo Men).
Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, HIEROGLYPH follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few divine sorcerers.
Twentieth Century Fox Television
A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is the flagship studio which leads the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content. Led by Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the studio comprises the production banners Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox 21, Fox Television Studios, as well as the syndication division Twentieth Television and the worldwide licensing and merchandising division Fox Consumer Products. Founded in 1949, Twentieth Century Fox Television has delivered a wide array of classic television series to audiences worldwide, from M*A*S*H* to Modern Family. Its animated powerhouse The Simpsons, now in its 26th year of production is the longest running primetime scripted series in the history of television.
From a media release...