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Max Brown for Egyptian adventure series


Spooks star Max Brown has been cast as the lead character in new Fox adventure drama, Hieroglyph.

Deadline reports, the British actor best known for his role i Spooks, The Tudors and CW drama, Beauty And The Beast, will play notorious thief, Ambrose, who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah in the 13-episode series from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment.

Set in ancient Egypt, where fantasy and reality intertwined, the series follows Ambrose (Brown), freed to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), he has to navigating a world of palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and divine sorcerers.

Hieroglyph is currently is pre-production and is penned by Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham.