'Dovekeepers' Miniseries Snags 'Finding Carter's Kathryn Prescott for Period Drama

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 11: Actress Kathryn Prescott speaks onstage at the 'Finding Carter' panel during the Viacom portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Looks like Finding Carter's titular character will be drifting farther from her parents than ever before — as in, to Masada in 70 C.E. Kathryn Prescott's joined the miniseries Dovekeepers, so prepare for some hardcore period garb and a big departure from MTV. 

Finding Carter's made its mark during its first season on MTV, distinguishing itself in hipness as the network's top streamed show. It's no surprise with its success that we're already guaranteed to see star Prescott in more — and Finding Carter fans that rest easy that the show will power on, likely with Prescott, as it's already been renewed for Season 2. 

As for Dovekeepers, that is a minisries coming to CBS in the nearish future. It's slated to span four hours total, and is an adaptation of the Alice Hoffman novel of the same name. Here's the rundown, according to Amazon:

The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and imagination.

Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power.

The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.

According to The Wrap, Prescott will be playing Aziza, the warrior's daughter who was raised as a boy. Prescott's mainly been known for MTV shows (Skins before Finding Carter) and The CW (Reign), so it'll be interesting to see her depart in a role like this.

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