In December 2020, Netflix passively mentioned a new show featuring SEGA’s beloved mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. Not long after, though, the tweet was deleted, understandably making people unsure what to make of it. Now, fast-forward to February 2021, Netflix has officially revealed the series as Sonic Prime.
The series will reportedly span an average 24-episode run, probably to test the water and open the floodgates to a second season. The series will also not just show the Blue Blur saving the world, but also embark on a journey of self-discovery and redemption in a multiverse.
In terms of the team, it seems to be in good hands with WildBrain Vancouver, known for their work on Littlest Pet Shop, Slugterra, Max Steel, and more, and SEGA. Executive producing will be Man Of Action, which is the studio behind the Ben 10 franchise.
We won’t be seeing Sonic Prime anytime soon, as it’s slated to debut sometime in 2022.
Yes, it's true! SEGA’s legendary video game icon Sonic the Hedgehog will star in a new 3D animated series from @SEGA, @WildBrainStudio and @ManOfActionEnt premiering on Netflix in 2022. pic.twitter.com/ydJto8c8i8
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) February 1, 2021