In an interesting departure from his usual output, acting legend Tom Hanks has moved into the world of the web series with the ambitious animated sci-fi tale ELECTRIC CITY. The story will span 20 parts, but the first 10 were launched today and can be viewed exclusively at Yahoo! by going HERE.
'The world as we know it has ended and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police, back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the “Electric City.” Through the lens of a functioning, yet dystopian metropolis, “Electric City” touches upon relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more. The story unfolds gradually, layering mystery upon mystery, inviting viewers to interact with the content and each other. Metaphors and symbols are woven throughout, creating a perfect environment for puzzle-solving and community interaction. Like good science fiction, “Electric City” raises provocative questions about our own way of life and value systems. Short-form connecting storylines combined with vivid animation and a compelling score will keep audiences watching, while metaphors and a range of subject lines will keep them guessing—and reflecting.'
The next episodes of ELECTRIC CITY will premiere on July 18th and 19th.
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