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Fantasy Fans, Rejoice! Neil Gaiman's American Gods Headed To HBO!

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Much like Dark Tower fans, we're aware that Neil Gaiman followers can be pretty obsessive, so this news should be REALLY exciting to lots of people!

Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have brought Neil Gaiman's fantasy series American Gods to HBO, which we assume means things will work out for the project. Who says no to Tom Hanks? Seriously?

Looks like Gaiman and renowned cinematographer Robert Richardson will write the pilot together.

For those of you who don't follow cinematographers, Richardson's impressive credits include Hugo Cabret, as well as Kill Bill AND Inglourious Basterds.

The book/potential show's story is about two sets of Gods (traditional and mythological ones). The Gods are "losing steam" because people aren't believing in them anymore, and they're in danger of being replaced by new Gods which "reflect America's preoccupation with technological advancements and obsessions with media, celebrity, technology, and drugs."

The main character in the story is "an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities."

Wow! Quite a premise! Sounds like a good ole' controversial time to us!

We hope they move forward with this. We're intrigued.

Will U watch American Gods if it gets picked up by HBO?

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There Will Be Life After Big Love for Chloe Sevigny, Lands HBO Miniseries

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It has recently come to our attention that Chloe Sevigny has a post-Big Love project in the works!

That's right, our beloved Chloe is set to star in an HBO miniseries about Lizzie Borden, "who, in 1893, was acquitted of murdering her overbearing father and step-mother with a hatchet, but was publically condemned."

The miniseries is being executive produced by Tom Hanks & Gary Goetzman. Chloe Sevigny will also co-executive produce herself.

Congratulations, Chloe! Sounds like you've got a fantastic team for this project.

We wish U all the best!

Will U check out Chloe Sevigny's Lizzie Borden miniseries when it premieres?

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Big Love Goes Bye Bye…After Next Season

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Time to say goodbye to Big Love…almost!

After the upcoming 5th season of Big Love, which premieres on January 16, we'll have to find another show about polygamy!

…Guess there's always Sister Wives assuming the entire cast doesn't go to jail.

Here's what President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo had to say about the end of Big Love, via press release:

“It has been an honor and pleasure to work with series creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer on this unique and provocative series, and I’m happy that they will be able to bring the story to its close the way they always envisioned. We look forward with great anticipation to collaborating with Mark and Will on their next venture.”

And here's a statement from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer:

“When we created Big Love in 2002, we had a strong conception of the journey the Henrickson family would make over the course of the series, of the story we had to tell. While we were in the writers’ room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culmination of that story. Big Love has been our all-consuming labor of love for the past eight years. We are very grateful for HBO’s continuing support and for the collaborative effort of our partners at Playtone, our producers, our fine cast and our fellow craftsmen and crew for making this show the exceptional and joyful experience that it’s been. This coming January, we look forward to presenting our audience with the most vibrant and satisfying final season of a television series that we can produce.”

As for Exec Producer Gary Goetzman, he adds:

Big Love has been a truly rewarding experience in every way for Tom Hanks and me. We’ve been so fortunate to have had such a tremendous cast over the five seasons, and we’ve never been less than amazed with their brilliance and willingness to take risks. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with Will and Mark and have always been blown away by their storytelling abilities. We believe this final season of Big Love will be the best ever.”

Will U miss Big Love when it's gone?

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