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[10/13/14 - 11:13 AM]
Sam Neill Has Been Cast in CBS's "The Dovekeepers," To Be Broadcast in 2015
Neill will portray Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian.

[09/29/14 - 12:09 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" Starts Production in Malta Today
The four-hour limited event series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

[08/26/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 26
Updates include: Netflix renews "BoJack Horseman" for second season; Warner Bros. Television mulls "Full House" revival; and Lucy Punch to star in potential comedy for FX.

[08/20/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 20
Updates include: DirecTV renews "Full Circle" for second season; HBO's "Show Me a Hero" casts trio; and Rachel Brosnahan is latest bound for "The Dovekeepers" at CBS.

[07/16/14 - 11:33 AM]
Cote de Pablo to Star in CBS's Upcoming Miniseries "The Dovekeepers," To Be Broadcast in 2015
She'll play Shirah, one of the four women, who is a sensual, mysterious and fiercely independent single mother with uncanny insights and a quiet and mysterious power.

[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, September 2014) THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, commenced production today in Malta for broadcast on the CBS Television Network in 2015. The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Diego Boneta also stars. 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 project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cote de Pablo as Shirah
· Diego Boneta as Amram
· Kathryn Prescott as Aziza
· Rachel Brosnahan as Yael
· Sam Neill as Josephus
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alice Hoffman as BOOK
· Ann Peacock as WRTR
· Frank Siracusa as EP
· John Weber as EP
· Mark Burnett as EP
· Roma Downey as EP
· Yves Simoneau as EP/DIR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· LightWorkers Media