Before receiving this sneak-peek opportunity I had never heard about The Dovekeepers. But when I read about it I knew I wanted to check it out for myself. I received a copy of the book as well as a DVD of the even series for my reviewing. I'm not a quick reader so I opted to watch the DVD first and am currently still reading the book. I don't want to reveal all of the details of the show before you have a chance to watch it, but I will say it's one of those that you'll want to devote your attention to. It's a great story about the women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. The part I like most is that it's based on the true events it's not just another made-up film about one's opinions. It's based off of the historical novel by Alice Hoffman.
The Dovekeepers is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett that will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
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About the film:
Based on Alice Hoffman’s Bestselling Historical Novel About a Group of Extraordinary Women Whose Lives Intersect In a Fight for Survival at the Siege of Masada in 70 C.E.
The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
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.