Beauty and the Beast's Max Brown to Headline Fox Adventure Drama Hieroglyph

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Max Brown HieroglyphBritish actor Max Brown will soon find himself walking like an Egyptian.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Brown has been tapped to play the lead in Fox’s Hieroglyph, an action-adventure drama set in ancient Egypt, which has already received a 13-episode order.

Brown will play Ambrose, an infamous thief released from prison to work for the Pharaoh (played by Reece Ritchie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). For Ambrose, keeping his job will prove just as difficult as keeping his life, as unsavory characters — including a few sorcerers — lurk around every corner.

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Brown was most recently seen playing medical examiner Dr. Evan Marks in The CW’s Beauty and the Beast.

John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings) has also been cast in the role of Vocifer, Ambrose’s former mentor.

Comments (6)

  • i am so intrigued by this show. i mean…it takes place in ancient egypt!

    Comment by kd83954 – February 28, 2014 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like Max Brown and this premise sounds really interesting so I hope it gets picked up.

    Comment by Autumn – February 28, 2014 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well look, the typical white guy as the lead and in ancient egypt and just like that my interest for this show just went out the window.

    Comment by Fladimir James – February 28, 2014 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And they were doing well with the oher characters too. Disappointing.

      Comment by Nic – February 28, 2014 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Max on BATB last season. Glad he’s getting a lead role on FOX.

    Comment by Jared – February 28, 2014 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Had me with the start of the casting,lost my interest with the main casting…Still using the Eurocentric view of having Native American/Semitic/Egyptian main characters being played by white actors.

    Comment by bgp – March 21, 2014 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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