In April, Burnett and Downey joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur. In December, they landed CBS‘ first announced project from its new limited series and event programming unit — The Dovekeepers, a four-hour miniseries based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel about the Siege of Masada, scheduled to air in 2015. That same month, NBC gave a formal green light to Burnett and Downey’s 12-hour miniseries A.D.,– a follow-up to their highly rated miniseries The Bible. The project, produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers, is eyeing a premiere in spring ’15.
The Women Of The Bible will be produced by Burnett and Downey’s Lightworkers Media, the faith and family division of United Artists Media Group (UAMG). They will also executive produce the special. UAMG retains certain rights to The Women Of The Bible, including video and international distribution rights, which will be distributed by MGM. United Artists Media Group (UAMG) is a joint venture among MGM, Burnett, Downey and Hearst Corporation.