Tuesday saw the launch of a teaser trailer on Netflix for Sonic Prime, a brand-new 3D animated series based on Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. In the video, Sonic, Shadow, Big the Cat, and Eggman appear:
One 40-minute episode and seven 20-minute episodes will make up the series’ launch in the winter of 2022. 24 episodes will be animated in total by the Vancouver studio of WildBrain Ltd. The showrunners and executive producers will be from Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Big Hero 6), and Sega and WildBrain will be in charge of production, distribution, and licensing.
The series’ new Sonic voice actor will be Deven Mack. According to Mack, the voice actors who now portray Sonic in video games and motion pictures will keep doing so.
The movie will focus on Sonic’s journey through a “strange new multiverse,” according to Netflix’s teaser. While on his own voyage of self-reflection and repentance, Sonic will set out to save the universe. There will also be Shadow the Hedgehog in the program.
Previously, Man of Action Entertainment and Wild Brain Studios collaborated on Mega Man: Fully Charged, an animated television series based on the Mega Man (Rockman) video games.
According to Box Office Mojo, the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie debuted in the US on April 8 and made an estimated $26.5 million on its first day. In its first weekend, it generated an anticipated international revenue of US$70 million and a global revenue of US$141 million.
A third Sonic the Hedgehog movie and the first live-action Sonic franchise series have already begun development, according to a February announcement from Paramount Pictures. Idris Elba will reprise his role as Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the live-action series, which will make its streaming debut on Paramount Pictures’ Paramount+ platform in 2023.