Hoffman’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Dovekeepers, will be adapted into a miniseries. The four-hour CBS production is being produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. The project will star actress Cote de Pablo.
The Dovekeepers is a historical novel about four women in ancient Israel whose lives intersect at the siege of Masada. That real-life event occurred in 70 C.E. (aka A.D.), when 900 Jews who’d been forced out of Jerusalem by the Romans held out for months against Roman troops at a mountain fortress in the Judean desert.
The CBS miniseries is slated to air in 2015. Click here for more miniseries information.