You probably heard the news previously, even without knowing a single thing about this story set in ancient Israel, about Cote de Pablo making this her first major TV gig since leaving “NCIS.” Now, you can know that “Finding Carter” star Kathryn Prescott has found herself a very nice off-season gig here.
“The Dovekeepers” is ultimately a story of survival, revolving all around four women (see other casting here) who all find themselves among others of Jewish faith within the palace of Masada, and with one simple hope to survive. Prescott here will play Aziza, a skillful archer who disguises herself as a man in an effort to fight amongst many of the other warriors. Think of her as an older Arya Stark, except without maybe the same thirst for blood that you’ve seen in more recent seasons.
This is a very ambitious project, and you should know that first and foremost thanks to the two names of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett attached. These two do not mess around! This also allows CBS to get further into the miniseries game, which they could and probably should have done with “Under the Dome” before they realized that the ratings were really good in season 1. (Now? Not so much.)
There is no premiere date yet for the project, and there probably will not be for a while. We’d like to see it maybe take over for “Extant” in the summer of next year, or be a great entry on the fall schedule. Anything other than burying it as a midseason replacement.
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