HBO is teaming with director Ridley Scott to make Pharaoh, a show about aliens hanging out in ancient Egypt, making pyramids, and presumably getting worshipped as animal-headed gods by the local populace.
The show was created by David Shulner, a.k.a.the guy who made the modern Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde medical drama Do No Harm, which was canceled by NBC after only two episodes — always an auspicious sign. Scott will direct the pilot and executive produce the show.
I'm not particularly optimistic about Pharaoh, but I am happy to support any Ridley Scott project that keeps him too busy to make a Blade Runner sequel.
[Via The AV Club]