NCIS alum Cote de Pablo has been tapped to star in CBSThe 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. De Pablo, repped by Paradigm, Management 360, and attorneys Melanie Cook and Jamie Asifi, will play Shirah, one of the four women, who is a sensual, mysterious and fiercely independent single mother with uncanny insights and a quiet and mysterious power. She is derided by many as the “Witch of Moab,” as she covertly practices forbidden ancient rites of magic and is keenly knowledgeable about herbal remedies. However, those in need don’t hesitate to approach her for her help and generosity of spirit.

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“We are thrilled to have Cote de Pablo starring in The Dovekeepers,” said Roma Downey. “Her talent, strength and beauty will light up the screen in the important role of Shirah.”

Pablo played Special Agent Ziva David for 8 seasons on the hit CBS series NCIS. Her other TV credits include a starring role in the series The Jury and guest appearances on The $treet, Fling and CBS’ The Education Of Max Bickford. Her feature film credits include the upcoming project The 33, based on the true story of the rescued Chilean miners, which also stars Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche. Her feature film debut was in The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride from director Tiller Russell.

The miniseries is the first project from CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios’ Limited Series and Event Programming unit. The Dovekeepers is a co-production between CBS Television Studios and LightWorkers Media.