Here’s some good news for those readers upset that the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman stalled out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions will produce a whopping six seasons of Neil Gaiman’s earthbound-deities novel American Gods.
We had heard previously that Hanks was considering adapting Gaiman’s acclaimed book for HBO, and now it looks like American Gods is finally getting that chichi cable treatment.
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 […]
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This sounds almost too good to be true. I’m pretty sure ordering 6 seasons of anything right away is unheard of. I imagine it’s because anything written by Neil Gaiman is guaranteed to do well. The book is just over 500 pages, can they even get 6 seasons out of it?
What do you think of the idea? Have you read American Gods?