CBS has released a first look trailer for The Dovekeepers, based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel.
It is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett. Set in ancient Israel, the series features a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. After being forced out of their homes in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 C.E., 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert, where they held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project recounts 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 each keeping substantial secrets.
Below, find the first trailer for the series, which premieres Tuesday, March 31 on CBS.