The way past cool blue hedgehog mascot of SEGA officially getting a new animated series under Netflix, as the streaming service has officially announced “Sonic Prime” — a new 3D animated series featuring Sonic The Hedgehog that will be from SEGA, Wild Brain, and Man of Action Entertainment.
Here’s the official description of the show from Netflix, which is set to premiere some time in 2022.
- Netflix, SEGA of America, Inc. (“SEGA”), and WildBrain announce a new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime, set to premiere worldwide in 2022.
- The 24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the “Blue Blur” of video game fame in a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands. Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.
- The series will be animated at WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, and SEGA and WildBrain will jointly participate across production, distribution and licensing. Man of Action Entertainment, creators of Ben 10 and the characters and team in the Academy Award-winning feature Big Hero 6, have been brought on as showrunners and Executive Producers for the series.
2021 marks 30 years of Sonic The Hedgehog, which SEGA has already outlined a list of activities to celebrate the character’s anniversary.