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.