Based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel, The Dovekeepers is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett. Set in ancient Israel, the series features a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. After being forced out of their homes in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 C.E., 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert, where they held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project recounts the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are each keeping substantial secrets.