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Tom Hanks Will Make Sure American Gods Is Done Right

We've already heard that HBO is developing Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods for series, but with Tom Hanks throwing his weight behind it as a producer, the show is getting some expensive treatment. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hanks's production company is set to produce at least six seasons of Gods, which will potentially consist of ten or so hour-long episodes, with a budget of around $35 to 40 million per season. "We'll do justice to the awe-inspiring power of divine beings," said Hanks' production partner, Gary Goetzman. "We’ll be doing more effects than have been done on television." However, the series is unlikely to see the light of day before 2013. [HR]