Netflix officially announces a new 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog series. Again. Only, it now has a name: Sonic Prime. There’s even a nice new logo to go with it.
This announcement from Netflix about Sonic Prime does reveal some more details about this new Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, aside from the name itself. Netflix will produce the series in cooperation with Sega, WildBrain Studios, and Man of Action Entertainment. The series will be a 3D animated series, unlike the traditional animation of older series like Sonic X and Sonic Underground. This new series will also debut in 2022. No exact date, but do expect it next year.
There are other details about this series from Comic Book though. According to them, it will be a 24-episode series. They even have a synopsis of the plot that declares that Sonic Prime “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. Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.”
Sonic Prime: An Animated Retelling of the Sonic Adventure Games?
Personally, when I saw that Sonic Prime was going to be a 3D animated series, I was quite excited. My mind instantly raced towards Sonic Adventure 2. As a fan of that game in my childhood, I wouldn’t mind seeing a retelling of that game. Or rather, a re-retelling since Sonic X already did that.
Sure, the graphics of Sonic Adventure 2 look a bit dated by modern standards. As a kid though, they seemed just fine to me. Not saying that Netflix should use the game graphics for Sonic Prime, of course (although an intentionally retro look could be interesting). But if they want a good interdimensional adventure for Sonic and his friends, it’d be a good idea to look to Sonic Adventure 2 for inspiration.
Sonic Prime is the official name for Netflix’s new Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, produced in cooperation with Sega, WildBrain Studios, and Man of Action Entertainment. It’ll be a 3D animated series, and it will debut sometime in 2022. That’s all we have for today. Tune in later for more as this story develops.