HBO plans six season run for Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

Television company HBO, producers of some of the most successful TV coming out of America over the past few years, including Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Wire, has announced its plans to turn popular author Neil Gaiman’s book American Gods into a six season series.

The book is about mystical beings, including Gods and fantasy creatures, existing in modern America.

A six-season runs seems a little ambitious: the show is slated for a late 2013 / early 2014 release but so far only has Robert Richardson (cinematographer for The Aviator, Hugo and Django Unchained) attached to direct, but it does show HBO’s (and production company Playtone’s) confidence in the material and the scripts produced by Gaiman and Richardson so far.

For more information, check out Neil’s interview with Empire magazine here.

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