Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan, House Of Cards) is set to star opposite Cote de Pablo 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. Brosnahan will play the lead of the four central characters, Yael, a uniquely beautiful and fearless young woman whose mother died in childbirth and whose father forever blames her for that loss. During the dangerous journey they make together through the desert, Yael has a whirlwind romance that will haunt her life even after they arrive at Masada. Yet, Yael is able to find comfort from her supportive warrior brother, Amram (Diego Boneta), and kinship from her fellow dovekeeper, Shirah (de Pablo), as the two women fight for survival in a crumbling world. “It gives me such excitement to announce that Rachel Brosnahan will play the fierce and beautiful Yael in The Dovekeepers,” Downey said. “I really admire Rachel’s work and find her to be one of the most exciting young actresses of our time. I have no doubt that she will bring courage and dignity to this unique character.”
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