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

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.

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  1. kd83954 says:

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

  2. Autumn says:

    I really like Max Brown and this premise sounds really interesting so I hope it gets picked up.

  3. 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.

  4. Jared says:

    Loved Max on BATB last season. Glad he’s getting a lead role on FOX.

  5. bgp says:

    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.