Netflix has announced an animated series on the popular Sonic franchise, which has spawned games and movies throughout the years. It will release worldwide in 2022.
Sonic Prime is being created by the platform in collaboration with game developer SEGA and kids content company WildBrain.
As per Netflix, the 24-episode series “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”.
Dominique Bazay, Director of Original Animation, Netflix, said:
“Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own. I spent many hours with the blue blur as a kid and it’s a privilege to be able to bring this character everyone knows and loves on a brand new adventure with Netflix — one that a generation of loyal fans and brand new fans around the world can enjoy.”
Talking about the collaboration for Sonic Prime, Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer at SEGA, stated:
“We’re thrilled to partner with WildBrain, Man of Action Entertainment and Netflix to speed into this new, animated chapter in the Sonic franchise.”
2021 serves as the 30th anniversary for the character of Sonic, which got its own theatrical film last year with Paramount Pictures’ ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’.