“Hieroglyph,” set in ancient Egypt, earned a 13-episode straight-to-series order from Fox last October. The adventure drama about a thief plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh was created by scribe Travis Beacham.
“Hieroglyph” is an ambitious high-priority for 20th, which took its time finding a showrunner to aid Beacham in executing the show. It’s expected to lense in Los Angeles and Albuquerque, N.M.
“Anna’s a spectacular writer and showrunner who can literally do it all – from big genre shows like ‘Being Human’ to more intimate character pieces like ‘Men in Trees’—and we are thrilled to be in business with her exclusively,” said 20th TV chairman-CEO Gary Newman. “The combination of Travis Beacham’s very unique vision for this show with Anna’s wealth of experience makes for about as great a creative pairing as you could imagine. And we eagerly look forward to developing with Anna down the road.”
Fricke is coming off a five-season run as showrunner of Syfy’s “Being Human.” Her previous credits include WB Network’s “Everwood” and ABC’s “Men in Trees.”
Fricke is repped by UTA and attorney Patti Felker.