CBS Miniseries The Dovekeepers Adds House Of Cards Alum Rachel Brosnahan

CBS’ The Dovekeepers has added Rachel Brosnahan to star opposite NCIS‘ Cote de Pablo in the four-hour episode mini-series.

The project, based on Alice Hoffman’s novel about four women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the Masada features Roma Downey and Mark Burnett as executive producers.

Brosnahan 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.”

The Dovekeepers is expected to premiere in 2015.