Miniseries, based on book, in development at cabler

Lifetime is developing a miniseries based on Anita Diamant’s novel, “The Red Tent.”

The New York Times bestseller, published in 1997, looks back at a time in biblical history when women would gather in a tent to support each other in issues ranging from motherhood to local events. Featured character is Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, who eventually marries a prince and falls out with her murderous brother. Lifetime has yet to set a writer to adapt the book, but there are several scribes in contention.

Paula Weinstein will produce. Weinstein normally shepherds bigscreen projects, but has also worked on several telepics, including HBO’s “Recount” and “Iron Jawed Angels.”

Last miniseries Lifetime aired was “Marry Me” in December, starring Lucy Liu and Bobby Cannavale.

Cabler recently announced it was in development on the series “Cinnamon Girl,” produced by Renee Zellweger. Story centers on four girls who live in Los Angeles and come of age during the 1960s and ’70s cultural revolution.

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