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CBS orders Masada miniseries ‘The Dovekeepers’

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Alice Hoffman’s bestselling historical novel “The Dovekeepers” will be turned into a four-hour miniseries for CBS airing in 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story, set in ancient Israel, follows four women who fight to save 900 Jews under siege by Romans at Masada.

The producers behind the project are Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the married couple responsible for another religion-based epic, History’s “The Bible.”

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