Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to Netflix in a brand-new animated show.
Sonic Prime, a kids-and-family series from Sega of America and WildBrain, is set for a Netflix 2022 premiere.
The series will be 24 episodes featuring Sonic’s adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse is in his hands. The show also represents a “journey of self-discovery and redemption” for the 30-year-old character.
“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, ” Dominique Bazay, Netflix’s director of original animation, said in a statement.
This project comes after Paramount Pictures’ live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film starring Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, and Jim Carrey. The film premiered in August 2020 and made $149 million domestically and $320 million worldwide. A sequel is already in development.
Since debuting in 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog games have sold more than 1.14 billion units sold and downloaded.