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Tom Hanks is Producing 6 Seasons of ‘American Gods’

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That’s right, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is getting the HBO treatment, and Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions will produce six seasons of earthbound-deities. Before you get too excited though, his production company has to first do the $100 million live-action treatment of the Mattel action figure Major Matt Mason. Hanks co-wrote this 3D family space adventure and is set to star and produce. Hopefully that movie project doesn’t put a huge crimp on American Gods, I LOVED the novel and getting a nice HBO treatment is just icing on the cake.

This is a little bit of info from The Hollywood Reporter:

The series-in-development, revolving around the question “are you a god if no one believes in you?” is executive produced by [Gary] Goetzman and Hanks, with Bob Richardson, and Gaiman on board as executive producer and writer.

Each of the six seasons will be of 10-12, hour-long episodes with a budget of around $35-40 million per season, targeted to debut on the cable powerhouse in 2013 at the earliest […] American Gods will be effects-heavy to do justice to the awe-inspiring power of the divine beings. “There are some crazy things in there. We’ll probably be doing more effects in there than it’s been done on a television series,” said Goetzman.

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