[Videos] First Look at FOX's New Mid-Season 2015 Dramas: 'Backstorm,' 'Empire,' 'Hieroglyph' and 'Wayward Pines'
[Videos] First Look at FOX's New Mid-Season 2015 Dramas: 'Backstorm,' 'Empire,' 'Hieroglyph' and 'Wayward Pines'
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
FOX announced their new series pickups for the 2014-15 television season. In addition to the new shows on the fall schedule, the network will premiere two dramas and two event series in 2015 including, Backstrom, Empire, Hieroglyph and Wayward Pines.

Check out the new series and trailers now.


Backstrom is a subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes Unit.

It stars Rainn Wilson as Det. Lt. Backstrom, Genevieve Angelson as Det. Gravely, Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. Almond, Page Kennedy as Officer Moto, Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Niedermayer, Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet, Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine.


Empire examines the world of hip-hop music when the CEO of Empire Entertainment faces a challenge to his leadership of the company. He's a former street thug, who is diagnosed with a crippling disease. The battle for his empire begins.

It stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky.

Wayward Pine

Wayward Pines appears to be the perfect town at a glance, but it's a mysterious place without any communication with the outside world. A Secret Service agent sets out to track down two missing federal agents in the town of Wayward Pines, ID. 

Matt Dillon as Agent Ethan Burke, Carla Gugino as Agent Kate Hewson, Melissa Leo as Nurse Pam, Toby Jones as Dr. Jenkins, Terrence Howard as Sheriff Arnold Pope, Reed Diamond as Harold Ballinger, Juliette Lewis as Beverly, Shannyn Sossamon as Theresa Burke, Tim Griffin as Adam Hassler, Charlie Tahan as Ben Burke.


Hieroglyph is an adventure series which takes place in ancient Egypt. The epic fantasy follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, forcing him to navigate palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers, as he races to stop the downfall of one of history's greatest civilizations.

Max Brown as Ambrose, Caroline Ford as Peshet, Reece Ritchie as Pharaoh Shai Kanahkt, Condola Rashad as Nefertari Kanahkt, Kelsey Chow as Lotus, Antony Bunsee as Rawser, John Rhys-Davies as Vocifer

Check out more trailers from the upcoming 2014-2015 TV season: 

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