The Arty Semite

Cote de Pablo To Play 'Witch of Moab' in 'The Dovekeepers'

By Curt Schleier

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Cote de Pablo is a Chilean-born actress who seems to specializing in playing Jews.

She is most famous for playing Mossad agent Ziva David in the long-running CBS hit “NCIS.” Now comes news that she has been cast in “The Dovekeepers,” a four-hour mini-series based on Alice Hoffman’s best selling novel, which, in turn is based on true events at Masada.

The mini-series will depict the siege from the perspective of four women who arrive at the mountaintop with “unique back stories but share a common bond for survival,” according to CBS.

Pablo plays Shirah, an independent single mom with mysterious power. Called the Witch of Moab, she practices forbidden ancient rites of magic and is knowledgeable about herbal medicines.

The series is being produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who received multiple Emmy nominations for the 10-hour mini-series, “The Bible” and produced the feature film, “Son of God.” “The Dovekeepers” will air sometime next year.


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