Cote de Pablo Back on CBS, Jewish Again, But In a Very Different Role

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Cote De Pablo is best known for her role as Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, on the CBS hit series NCIS (the first one). But De Pablo left the show at the beginning of season 11.

Since leaving NCIS, Cote De Pablo has landed two roles. One is in a feature film called The 33, which is about the Chilean mining incident in 2010. She plays the wife of one of the miners. De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile where she lived until she was 10. Her birth name is María José de Pablo Fernández.

But she is also working with Roma Downey's production company on the upcoming faith-based mini-series The Dovekeepers. The mini-series is based on the novel by Alice Hoffman. It is about four women who lived during the roman siege of the Jewish Masada stronghold in the first century.

The mini--series follows the success of Downey's The Bible ten-part series on History.

Downey recently told reporters recently at the Television Critics' Association, "I think that we're seeing the desire for [faith-based programs] is back. I think [The Bible's success] shows that people are interested in these themes and they are hungry for product that inspires."

"I think [the mini-series] stays very true to the essence of the book," Downey said. "There are many characters in the book and we have four hours.... We expand in some places and condense in others. I think that fans of this book will love it. They will see some differences, but I think everyone will be happy."

Cote de Pablo joined Downey and her co-star, House of Cards actress Rachel Brosnahan, in a promo clip for The Dovekeepers as they were shooting it.

The mini-series airs March 31 and April 1 on CBS. It stars Cote de Pablo from NCIS, Rachel Brosnahan from House of Cards, Kathryn Prescott from Finding Carter, and Diego Boneta from Pretty Little Liars.

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