Sonic Prime Announcement | Source: Netflix

Sega of America and WildBrain have partnered to release a new Sonic the Hedgehog animated adventure series on Netflix.

Sonic Prime will premiere worldwide in 2022. The 24-episode series follows Sonic in an action-packed race to save the universe through self-discovery and redemption. Kids ages 6 to 11, families, and longtime fans of the blue blur can anticipate an exciting story as the brand celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

“Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own,” says Dominique Bazay, director of original animation at Netflix. “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.”

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Sonic Prime will be animated at WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, with Man of Action Entertainment joining as showrunners and executive producers of the series. Sega of America and WildBrain will jointly conduct production, distribution, and licensing operations.

“With generations of devoted fans around the world, Sonic the Hedgehog is more popular today than ever before, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, SEGA, and Man of Action to deliver all-new Sonic adventures for audiences worldwide,” says Josh Scherba, president of WildBrain. “This premium franchise is ideally suited to WildBrain’s capabilities and it’s already inspiring great things from our talented creative teams. We’ve witnessed first-hand the enduring popularity of this brand from the strong and steady global demand for our library of legacy Sonic series. We look forward now to bringing fresh and exciting Sonic content to fans both new and old.”

It seems that Sonic is primed to take over the screens once again, following success from the theatrical feature release of Sonic the Hedgehog last year.