After they've created the amazing "Rome" TV show, HBO and BBC will collaborate again to produce new historical series "Pharaoh" with the help of famous John Milius ("Conan"). This 12-part series will be set in the ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom that began in 1479 B.C. with the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, a rare female pharaoh, who ruled as regent until her nephew, Thutmosis III, took the throne. The mighty warrior pharaoh created the largest empire ancient Egypt had ever seen, an international super-power sprawling from southern Syria to northern Sudan.
Beside depicting the fascinating life of the pharaohs, "Pharaoh" will also mix characters at all levels of life, historical and fictional figures, common people with which audiences can identify: one will be a tomb-robber, others a priest, soldiers and merchants ... John Milius said that "Pharaoh" will stand apart in some ways from "Rome": differently from ancient Rome, Egypt was focused on mysticism, the relationship to death, mummification, life after death. Since the producers want to make series of international reach the whole project will be financed by European, Middle East and American partners.