First Look At Alice Hoffman’s Adaptation The Dovekeepers
The Dovekeepers is a four hour limited series based on author Alice Hoffman’s 2011 bestselling historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada, being aired on American television channel CBS 31st March and 1st April.
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.