Yahoo teams with Tom Hanks for multi-platform 'Electric City'

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Yahoo is partnering with Tom Hanks' Playtone production company and multimedia firm Reliance Entertainment to launch Electric City, an interactive animated series that heralds Yahoo's first foray into original scripted programming. Created by and starring Hanks, the multi-chapter Electric City depicts a dystopian future full of secrets and violence--viewers interact with the narrative and each other, solving puzzles, deciphering symbols and engaging across Facebook and Twitter. Yahoo will roll out Electric City across multiple device platforms, including tablets and connected TVs. The series will premiere later this year. Release