HBO is just about to launch the much-anticipated Game of Thrones series based on the George R.R. Martin series of the same name, but it doesn't appear that the network is finished dipping its toes in the fantasy waters. They'll team up with Tom Hanks' Playtone production company and author Neil Gaiman to bring American Gods to the small screen.

Gaiman will work with Robert Richardson, who you may know as the famous cinematographer on such films as JFK, Shutter Island and Inglourious Basterds. The pair will co-write the script for Gods, which will follow closely to Gaiman's source book about two warring factions of, well, gods.

[via Deadline]