See 1st footage from Tom Hanks' anti-dystopian sci-fi web series

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Dec 17, 2012

We finally have our first look at Tom Hanks' new sci-fi web series Electric City, and it looks to be the anti-dystopia we never knew we wanted.

Hanks has described the online shorts, which will be broken up into several episodes to total 90 minutes, as "a very gripping, almost film-noir, very serious look at a future that was not a dysfunctional dystopia, that an awful lot of the future things are."

The project has been in the works for years and will debut July 17 at Yahoo!. The cast includes Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holland Taylor, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown.

Through his company Playtone, Hanks hopes to tell the story through a variety of media to expand on the ideas introduced:

"Every now and then, storytelling and technology unite in a fun and surprising way," Playtone partner Gary Goetzman told Entertainment Weekly. "Electric City brings viewers into a totally unique world through a truly immersive online experience whether they're at home on their computers or mobile on their tablets and smartphones."

An embed isn't available for the new trailer, but you can check it out right here.

What do you think of the concept? Will you check this one out?

(Via EW, Yahoo!)

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