Tony Nominee Condola Rashad To Star in Upcoming Fox Series "Hieroglyph"
13 Jan 2014
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Two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, who most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, will co-star in Fox's 13-episode series "Hieroglyph," according to Deadline.com.
"Hieroglyph," which is aiming for next season, is set in ancient Egypt and follows a notorious thief who leaves prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie). Rashad will play Nefertari, the Pharaoh's half-sister.
Travis Beacham, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the premiere episode, are executive producers. 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment will produce.
Rashad, who starred opposite Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet, has been Tony-nominated for her performances in Stick Fly and The Trip to Bountiful.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.