Tom Hanks is set to produce a historical 10-part documentary series all about the Swinging Sixties.

The Forrest Gump star is teaming up with producers at news network CNN and Herzog & Company to kick-off the first part of the series, which will focus on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in November (13).

Announcing the collaborative Tv special, Cnn president Jeff Zucker says, "From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies, and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of consequential cultural and global change.

"We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Gary, and Hco to bring this very special series to our audience."

The series isn't Hanks' first foray into Tv producing - his credits include From the Earth to the Moon and Band of Brothers.