Tom Hanks web series coming soon on Yahoo

After starring in a bunch of films and making some small screen projects, Tom Hanks is now working on a web series.

The 55-year-old actor's production company Playtone has teamed up with Reliance Entertainment to produce 'Electric City' which will be streamed on internet giant Yahoo before heading to more traditional outlets, Ace Showbiz reported.

The 90-minute animated sci-fi series will be broadcast online in 20 segments, each of which is four minutes long, starting this spring.

The project marks the first original scripted program for Yahoo. Hanks will lend his voice to the lead character of 'Electric City' in addition to writing it.

"It is animated and it has a science fiction bent and in that way, like all great science fiction, it definitely plays on what is the best type of society to live in and themes around energy usage, conservation and sustainability," said Erin McPherson, Yahoo's vice president and head of the video.

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