New TV series to film in ABQ

SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico will soon be home to another network TV series.

It’s been confirmed by 20th Century Fox that the new Fox show “Hieroglyph” will take place in Albuquerque and producers are looking for locals to fill some of the roles.

From “Longmire” to “In Plain Sight” and “Breaking Bad,” New Mexico has a reputation for not being camera shy, especially since Gov. Susana Martinez signed the “Breaking Bad” bill into law last year, offering new incentives for TV show producers to film here.

Now, “Hieroglyph,” a new series set to air next fall, will start filming at Albuquerque Studios in March.

Elizabeth Gabel is helping with casting.

“It is going to be big because it’s a fantastic script,” Gabel said.

Travis Beacham is the writer. He is credited for movies like “Clash of the Titans” and “Pacific Rim.”

“Hieroglyph” is set in ancient Egypt and is a mix of reality and fantasy that some are comparing to the popular drama “Game of Thrones.”

Fox has given the green light to 13 episodes and locals are excited.

“Fox has a lot of confidence in this project, and I’m thrilled that they brought it to New Mexico,” Gabel said. “I’m hoping we can give them what they want so they stay here.”

Gabel is hosting a casting call for the show on Monday in Santa Fe.

Casting will be at the New Mexico Media Day from 1-4 p.m. in Morgan Hall at the State Land office at the corner of Alameda and Old Santa Fe Trail.

She said she is looking for a lot of Middle Easterners, Africans and African Americans.

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