”Electric City,” created by and starring Tom Hanks, is set to make its global debut July 17th on Yahoo Screen.
Set in a futuristic dystopian society, the series features the voices of a number of veteran Hollywood actors, including Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tom Hanks, Holland Taylor Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown.
The first ten episodes, which are all 5-7 minutes in length, are slated to premiere on Yahoo beginning July 17th – with the remaining episodes going live on July 18-19.
Jump Games, under the auspices of Reliance Entertainment, will also be launching an interactive Electric City mobile app for iOS and Android on July 17th. The app offers fans an assorted variety of goodies, such as digital comic-books that detail the mythology of the online series, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and access to a specially designed RPG.
The official Electric City synopsis is as follows:
“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.”