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Ridley Scott To Direct Alien Egyptian Pharaoh Series For HBO

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created 04/25/2014 - 9:59am, updated 04/25/2014 - 10:02am

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It's reported a new drama series is headed to HBO that centers on alien origins for the Egyptian empire with Ridley Scott attached to direct and executive produce.

Deadline reports that David Schulner has sold the hourlong drama, Pharaoh, to HBO.

It's said the series explores: "an alternate explanation for the foundation and ascent of the ancient Egyptian empire—one in which greatness was bestowed upon us by beings from another world, calling into question what it means to be a ‘god.’"

The series sounds a lot like the popular 1968 Chariots Of the Gods book which theorized that ancient technology, religions and civilizations were a result of human contact with aliens, which actually some believe in part inspired Ridley Scott's Prometheus movie as well.

Shulner was also involved with the NBC Dracula TV series, Do No Harm, The Playboy Club, The Event, and Desperate Housewives in addition to writing the Image Comics Clone comic book from Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint.

 
 

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