I don't know about this one.
The show begins airing early 2015 with a doozy of a storyline: Master thief Ambrose is taken from prison by Pharaoh Shai Kanakht to find the dangerous and magical Book of Thresholds. The story also incorporates sexual and political scandals thanks to the machinations of Pharaoh Shai’s half-sister Nefertari Kanakht; his advisor, Magister Bek; Ambrose’s lost love and second-rate priestess, Peshet; Vocifer, a peddler and old friend of Ambrose’s; the Pharaoh’s captain of the guard, Rawser and Lotus Tenry, a palace concubine and spy for the enemy kingdom.Yeeeeaaah...I don't know about this one.
Oh, and there are also vampires, for some reason. (Source)
Like the rest of you, I was interested when I first saw Egyptianized images of the very lovely Condola Rashad floating around the nets. But the title of the show is Hieroglyph, and that alone made me raise an eyebrow.
Then the pictures of the rest of the conveniently beige-ish/ambiguously brown cast started cropping up and I knew fail was imminent. My lofty hopes for a predominantly Black historical drama set in Ancient Africa plummeted as I had to the face the fact that this would be yet another Hollywhite-washed interpretation of Ancient Khemet...with a healthy dash of sci-fi mixed in for "insurance".
What do y'all think?