LightWorkers Media Options ‘The Dovekeepers’ For Miniseries

The Dovekeeper Television Show

Roma Downey banner steps up development activity on heels of 'Bible' success

Roma Downey’s LightWorkers Media banner has acquired the rights to Alice Hoffman’s 2011 novel “The Dovekeepers” with an eye toward adapting it as a miniseries.

“Dovekeepers” is set in ancient Israel and centers on a small Jewish settlement on the plateau of Masada, where several hundred people have taken refuge after being violently driven from Jerusalem.

“When I first read the book I fell totally in love with the story of Masada and with these characters,” said Downey, who described the project as “perfect” for her shingle since it emphasizes hope and uplifting values. “This novel is a testament to the human spirit and how love can rise from the ashes of war.”

Downey, who starred in “Touched by an Angel,” recently debuted miniseries “The Bible” on History with husband and fellow exec producer Mark Burnett. LightWorkers media produced “The Bible.” The husband-wife duo has set a followup series, “AD: Beyond the Bible,” set up at NBC, and last week LIghtWorkers set a deal with 20th Century Fox to distribute a feature film, “Son of God,” derived from the Jesus story in “Bible” next year.

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  1. Yael says:

    This is one of my favorite books of all times! Im so excighted! I can’t wait. I hope it stays true to the book and the acting has to be great. Must get the lion trainers started…..

  2. Gabrielle Story says:

    FABULOUS! My new favorite ! what a fabulous undertaking by Hoffman!
    So very excited!

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