Video game character Sonic the Hedgehog rocketed to mainstream fame with the 2020 hit film Sonic the Hedgehog. Now, Netflix is ready to make the blue speedster an animated series star.
The upcoming series titled Sonic Prime will be produced by original Sonic game creator SEGA as well as WildBrain Studios and Man of Action Entertainment. The 24-episode series is set to premiere sometime in 2022, though an insider said that the series has not yet started the casting process.
Netflix said in a statement that the animated series “aims to captivate the imaginations of audiences ages six to 11, as well as legacy Sonic fans of all ages, and will match the scale and scope of the epic adventures synonymous with the Sonic franchise.” The plot will follow Sonic as he goes on an adventure to save a new multiverse.
The head of Netflix’s original animation, Dominique Bazay, 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.”
Stay tuned for more developments on Sonic Prime.
Are you excited to see the Blue Blur in his very own TV show? Who do you think should voice Sonic? Let us know what you think in the comments below!