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Producers of 'The Bible' making historical miniseries based on 'The Dovekeepers' for CBS

FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, actress Roma Downey and husband television producer Mark Burnett attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the "100 Most Influential People in the World" at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York. The makers of “The Bible” on TV, Downey and Burnett, are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries. The network announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries based on the historical novel “The Dovekeepers,” sometime in 2015 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 09, 2013 - 4:09 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The makers of "The Bible" on TV are going back again in time for a CBS miniseries.

The network announced that it will air a four-hour miniseries based on the historical novel "The Dovekeepers," sometime in 2015. Actress Roma Downey and her husband, veteran television producer Mark Burnett, will make it. The couple scored a major hit with their miniseries "The Bible" on the History channel earlier this year.

The novel is about four women who work to save 900 Jews being attacked by Romans in a fortress in Masada.

Alice Hoffman's novel "The Dovekeepers" was published in 2011, and was called "an amazing story of heroism and hope" by Downey.

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