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[01/22/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 22
Updates include: David O. Russell, Susannah Grant land series order at ABC; Jaimie Alexander, Lina Esco to be "Open" for HBO; and Ann Peacock to pen CBS mini-series "The Dovekeepers."

[01/15/14 - 11:03 AM]
CBS at TCA: Tassler Talks "Frustrating, Exciting" Pilot Season
Plus: the executive on upcoming efforts "Reckless," "Bad Teacher"; killing off Taraji P. Henson's character on "Person of Interest"; and more!

[12/09/13 - 10:02 AM]
"The Dovekeepers," a Four-Hour Miniseries Event from Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Coming to CBS in 2015
The miniseries is the first project from CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios' recently announced Limited Series and Event Programming unit.







DOVEKEEPERS, THE (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, December 2013) CBS has ordered THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour miniseries event based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. The miniseries, which is planned for broadcast in 2015, is the first project from CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios' recently announced Limited Series and Event Programming unit. Hoffman's novel was first published in 2011 by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, earning the New York Times' bestseller status and widespread critical acclaim, including being hailed by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison as "a major contribution to 21st century literature." Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The miniseries will recount the unfolding events from the perspective of four extraordinary women who arrive at Masada independently and with unique backstories, but who share a common bond for survival.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alice Hoffman as BOOK
· Ann Peacock as WRTR
· Mark Burnett as EP
· Roma Downey as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· LightWorkers Media