Sam Neill has been cast in CBS’ The Dovekeepers, a four-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to air in 2015. The project is based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. Neill will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege. Neill was nominated for an Emmy for Merlin and also appeared on Peaky Blinders and The Tudors. Film credits include Jurassic Park, The Piano, The Horse Whisperer, Bicentennial Man, The Vow, Dirty Deeds and the upcoming The Daughter.
Duke Davis Roberts has booked a recurring role on the sixth and final season of FX/Sony TV’s drama series Justified. Roberts will play Mundo, an ex-military man from Colorado who’s powerful and dangerous, but a bit slow on the uptake due to shrapnel he took to the head while serving in Fallujah. Roberts, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Trademark Talent, also has been tapped for a guest role in CBS’ Battle Creek.