Electric City will premiere on July 17
July 06, 2012
It all started in October 2010. Almost two years ago. It was announced that Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman were working on a brand new groundbreaking project, Electric City, which Tom Hanks conceived, helped write and for which he will lend his voice to the main character. The cast also features Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holland Taylor (Bosom Buddies), Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown.
Electric City is an animated sci-fi series that will be shown exclusively on Yahoo Screen. It is a 90-minute action adventure series split into twenty 5-7 minute episodes which will offer a view of the future civilization, focusing on socially conscious themes like energy consumption, the freedom of information and crime and punishment.
The first ten episodes will be available on Yahoo! Screen on July 17 with the remainder due out July 18 and July 19. You can watch the trailer by clicking on the image below.
But it's more than a webseries. It is an immersive digital experience as the story will be told via digital, social, mobile and gaming media including a 3D map and behind-the-scenes footage of the cast.
It has already started. Tapjoint.com blends the feeling of a mysterious, physical space with the digital immediacy of the web. Where a legion of devoted followers cracks codes, unlocks clues, and pieces together all the elements of a traditional trailer, but in a non-linear, interactive, and communal space. Here's a video explaining the experience.