It looks like a low-budget TV animated series (produced by the Indian media company Reliance Entertainment, with Hanks' own production company, Playtone).
Equally interesting is that it's another big name entering original programming. In this case, it is on Yahoo, but it's similar to what Netflix, Hulu and YouTube have been doing lately.
Jerry Seinfeld's new series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, is about Jerry picking up a comedian friend in a vintage car, driving around, and getting some coffee. The first one is with Larry David who observes that Jerry has "finally done the show about nothing."
|Hanks doing the voice work|
Hanks' character is a "grid operative" in a place where some "climate-based event" has left a dangerous, bleak, and electricity-starved world. Mad Max minus the gasoline? Not really.
I applaud the effort and the fact that it is free online. Let's see where these efforts go.