09/17/2013 01:46 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2013

CNN, Tom Hanks Collaborating On 'The Sixties' Documentary Series

CNN is working with Tom Hanks for its latest documentary series, "The Sixties."

The network announced the 10-part series, which will explore key moments of the decade, on Tuesday. Hanks will produce the project together with Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, and is also in talks to narrate the series, according to Variety.

"We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Gary, and HCO to bring this very special series to our audience," CNN president Jeff Zucker said in a statement on Tuesday. "Projects like this are emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN."

The premiere, which will look back on JFK's assassination, is scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death in November. The rest of the series will commence in April 2014.



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