Tom Hanks Set To Produce Series About College Athletes for HBO

Tom HanksTom Hanks is at it again. The man has worked with HBO to bring us some seriously quality television — like Band of Brothers, Big Love, John Adams, and The Pacific. Now, he’s got another set of tricks up his sleeve. Hanks, along with Playtone co-founder Gary Goetzeman, is bringing the world of collegiate athletics to the small screen with new half-hour comedy for the pay-network called Players.

Yep, that sounds like the classy version of SpikeTV’s Blue Mountain State — it’s got that cheeky double meaning thing going on, but with HBO and Hanks behind the scenes, we’ll know it will be a little more about sports and a little less about half-naked girls falling into over-sized football helmets. That’s what happens on Blue Mountain State, right?

Source: THR