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CBS Orders Mark Burnett Miniseries "The Dovekeepers" For 2015

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December 09, 2013 AT 1:53 PM
CBS is expanding its relationship with Mark Burnett .The network is teaming up with the "Survivor" mastermind for a four-hour miniseries based on Alice Hoffman's historical novel,"The Dovekeepers." Set for a 2015 release, the mini is the brain-child of executive producers Roma Downey and Burnett.The married couple is the creative team behind History's Emmy darling "The Bible," and Fox's upcoming feature "Son of God" follow-up. A New York Times best-seller, "The Dovekeepers" was hailed by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison as a "major contribution to 21st century literature." Based on true events, "Dovekeepers" is set in ancient Israel and centers on four women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. The mini will recount the unfolding events from the perspective of these women who arrive at Masada independently and with unique backstories, but share a common bond for survival.