New Stargate-esque SciFi Series \’Pharaohs\’ Coming to HBO


stargate-raFans of Stargate, especially the original movie that inspired the multiple TV series, will definitely remember the heavy Egyptian influence in the series. When the original movie was released, the Egypt angle was really played up in all the marketing and the Hollywood premiere had a huge Egyptian theme.

Now that idea that fueled the origin of that series will be coming to HBO in a new series called “Pharaohs”, which Ridley Scott is producing. Variety describes it as such:

“Pharaoh” revolves around ancient Egypt and the influence of alien beings as an alternative explanation for the rise of empires in the region.

Sounds a lot like the idea behind Stargate to me.

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