the upcoming four-hour miniseries “The Dovekeepers” is going to air on Tuesday, March 31 from 9:00 p.m. Eastern until eleven, and then April 1 at the same time. It’s somewhat ironic that the mini is using Cote’s former show “NCIS” as a lead-in, but ultimately it’s surprising in general that the network is launching this miniseries during the middle of the week. They are most likely going to be taking advantage of a quiet period in programming. Most shows tend to take breaks in late March and early April, that way they have a batch of six or so episodes to run at the end of the season.
For those who have not heard much about this project, “The Dovekeepers” is a historical epic based on Alice Hoffman’s novel about a number of women who came together during the Siege of Masada. This is an event that happened almost 2,000 years ago, and it is a story that few Americans are really all that familiar with.
Production on the series has been going strong for some time, and producers, which include the ever-so-prolific Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, chose Malta as their filming location. This to us is fairly exiting, mostly because this is not necessarily a place that we see frequently used for these sort of things.
As a whole, we’re excited to see how this comes out, and also what the commercial success for the series ends up being. There’s no question that there is a demand to watch it, but will that turn into huge ratings?
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