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CBS Orders Miniseries From Pair Behind History's Hit 'The Bible' TheWrap

CBS has ordered a miniseries from the couple behind the hit History miniseries "The Bible." TheWrap.com reports that the network ordered a project based on the Alice Hoffman novel “The Dovekeepers” from husband-and-wife producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Downey, who starred in CBS’s “Touched by an Angel,” will executive produce with Burnett.

“Hoffman’s novel is based on true events in ancient Israel, after 900 Jews were forced out of their homes in Jerusalem by the Romans and besieged in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. The miniseries will follow the lives of four women whose lives intertwine at the mountain as they each struggle to survive,” the story notes.

roma downey-mark burnett.jpgRoma Downey and Mark Burnett