Premiering in Canada this weekend, The Red Tent is a two-night miniseries event based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant. The story takes place in the Old Testament and follows Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, as she grows up in the red tent where only the women of her tribe are allowed to gather as they share their experiences and the trials & tribulations of being a woman in this time. The two-parter miniseries recounts the story of the four wives of Jacob: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah and Bilhah. The story continues as Dinah grows up and experiences the strong intensity of love and loss, changing the fate of her and her family’s lives forever.
The all-star cast includes Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver (Return to Zero, About a Boy), Emmy nominee Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) and Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment).
First published in 1997, The Red Tent has sold millions of copies worldwide and landed on the bestsellers list of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.
The Red Tent looks to be a compelling story about womanhood and the strength that bond holds. This Sony Pictures Television production airs Sunday, December 7 at 10pm ET/PT, and its conclusion airs on Monday, December 8, also at 10pm ET/PT.