House of Cards' Rachel Brosnahan to Star in CBS Miniseries The Dovekeepers

CBS’ The Dovekeepers has made another big hire, tapping House of Cards’ Rachel Brosnahan to star opposite NCIS alum Cote de Pablo in the four-hour miniseries, TVLine has learned. 

From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, 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.

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Brosnahan, currently starring in WGN’s period drama Manhattan, will play 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 which will haunt her life even after they arrive at Masada. Yet, Yael is able to find comfort from her supportive warrior brother, Amram (Pretty Little Liars‘  Diego Boneta), and kinship from her fellow dovekeeper, Shirah (de Pablo), as these two extraordinary women fight for survival in a crumbling world.”

CBS’ is eyeing a 2015 premiere for The Dovekeepers.

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  1. Tran says:

    Wasn’t she the same actress who was also on The Blacklist?

    • herman1959 says:

      Yes, and she played the same creepy part on both shows – I just don’t care for her so I won’t be tuning into this new show.

      • wordsmith says:

        Then you definitely shouldn’t watch Black Box, where she played exactly the same character yet again. She does it very well, but she is definitely getting typecast.
        Haven’t seen her in Manhattan yet, though. Her character there looks more housewife-y, so maybe that’ll be a change of pace.

  2. Andrew says:

    You can just tell they’re going find a way to tell this story without killing everybody, can’t you?