Discover the darkest hour of a once proud nation. Experience the rise of a new golden age; the dawn of an empire that shall never be forgotten.
Welcome to the rebirth of Egypt.
The year is 1560BC, and the ancient land of the pyramid builders is now a fragmented nation. Torn apart by decades of anarchy, civil war and military occupation. Egypt has fallen into the hands of the invading Hyksos, a fear some warrior nation. Only the great kingdom of Thebes, the glorious sacred capital, still stands. A city isolated but defiant.
The death of the Theban leader forcest wonew rulers to the throne: our heroes King Seqenre and Queen Ahhotep. They’ll begin the fight back against the Hyksos. With the support of their powerful mother Teti, the great matriarch of Thebes, these great warriors will stand determined to keep their independence, retake their countryand recover the prestige of the Pharaohs of old.
But when the king of the Hyksos finds out about his new Theban rivals, he sends a politically charged letter to Thebes insulting its ruling family and demanding their shameful surrender, thus forcing the small kingdomon the Nile to rise up and, against all the odds, recover their freedom and reconquer their ancestralland.
Shedding their very blood, they’ll forge a dynasty of warring heroes that will come to create the greatest empire of the ancient world. A dynasty of both male and female Pharaohs that will culminate in the Golden age of Tutankhamen himself.
Currently in an early stage of development, Pharaoh is a project led by Marc Chica i José (Creative Director and Executive Producer at Limmat Films) and Joann Fletcher, the renowned Egyptologist whose invaluable contribution as the historical consultant earns her a spot as co-creator of the project. Both through her extensive knowledge of the history of Ancient Egypt and through his creative and original point of view on the period, they are diving into this rich history in order to work on the most effective dramatization for the show.
Prof. Joann Fletcher is an Egyptologist and honorary visiting professor in the department of archeology at the University of York. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, and among her credits has won a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award and an Association for International Broadcasting Award.