Tom Hanks often likes to make a statement with his producing credits. He was the mastermind behind such carefully constructed historical TV dramas as John Adams and The Pacific, and he made a splash as a producer on the HBO polygamy drama, Big Love. Now, Hanks is taking a step away from live action into the animated TV realm, and he’s doing it with a twist: a science fiction premise.

In fact, nearly everything about Hanks’ upcoming project should be a brand new realm for the actor and producer. The series, called Electric Lights, won’t appear on a network or cable station, or even on HBO, where projects from Hanks are generally welcomed with open arms. According to THR, this time around Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s company, Playtone, is partnering with Reliance Entertainment to bring the animated series to Yahoo as streaming content.

Though there is limited information on Electric City’s plot, IMDb is stating the program will show "a view of the future of civilization, presented through the lens of provocative themes." Hanks himself will voice the main character in the series, which will be Yahoo’s first foray into an original, scripted storyline. Each episode of Electric City will run for four minutes, and twenty episodes are currently in the works. The show is not set to air until spring; however, TV Blend will keep you posted when we get more information on Electric City’s content. Suffice to say, we can’t wait to see Hanks as an (presumably large-headed) animated character, again.

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