David Schulner has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal TV, where he’s developing a drama series for HBO with Ridley Scott on board to direct.

“Pharaoh” revolves around ancient Egypt and the influence of alien beings as an alternative explanation for the rise of empires in the region. Schulner co-created the project with Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi. Scott will exec produce, along with Schulner, Facio and Abedi, and helm “Pharaoh” should it move forward at HBO.

Schulner is also developing projects at Syfy and USA Network.

Schulner was creator and showrunner of NBC’s short-lived drama “Do No Harm” this past season. He’s also worked as consulting producer on NBC’s “Dracula” and “Ironside.” He began his career as a playwright before joining the staff of the ABC drama “Once and Again.”

Schulner is repped by UTA and Myman Abel Fineman Fox Greenspan Light.