Fox is ready to send its viewers back in time.
The network behind Sleepy Hollow, a new fall series that brings a character from 1776 to 2013, has ordered 13 episodes of Hieroglyph, described in a release from Fox as "a fantastical action-adventure show."
The show is set in ancient Egypt and will follow a notorious criminal who is taken out of prison to serve the Pharaoh. There will be concubines, bad characters and sorcerers.
"We wanted to do a show about deceit, sex, intrigue in the court and fantastical goings-on -- no better place to set that than ancient Egypt," Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment for Fox, said in a statement.
Travis Beacham, who co-wrote Pacific Rim with director Guillermo Del Toro, came up with the idea for the series. Production will begin in early 2014 and the series is expected to air next season.
Hieroglyph will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Chernin Entertainment, the company behind Fox's New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel.