Anita Diamant’s novel The Red Tent is being adapted as a two-part miniseries.
Lifetime in the US has ordered a miniseries based on the book, about Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who was only referred to in small glimpses in the Old Testament.
It stars Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson, Iain Glen, Will Tudor and Debra Winger.
The story begins with Dinah’s (Ferguson) happy childhood spent inside the red tent where only the women of her tribe are allowed to gather and share the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Told through Dinah’s eyes, the film recounts the story of her mothers Leah (Driver), Rachel (Baccarin), Zilpah and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob (Glen), and his courtship of them. The saga continues as Dinah matures and experiences an intense love that subsequently leads to a devastating loss, changing the fate of her and her family’s lives forever. Winger portrays Rebecca, Jacob’s mother while Tudor stars as Joseph, Dinah’s brother.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, The Red Tent is executive produced by Paula Weinstein. Roger Young directs from a script by Elizabeth Chandler and Anne Meredith.