A new Sonic the Hedgehog TV series is apparently on its way to Netflix. SEGA’s superstar rodent is enjoying a major resurgence in popularity right now thanks to the success of Paramount’s live-action movie, starring Ben Schwartz as the voice of the hedgehog and James Marsden as his human pal, which arrived earlier this year. And along with a sequel being in the works, Sonic is about to feature in his own CG-animated series, too. Though we’re not sure we’re meant to know that just yet.
This morning, official Netflix account @NXOnNetflix shared the news and here’s how their announcement read: “Rings? Check. Sneakers? Check. Speed? SONIC. SEGA’s legendary video game icon Sonic the Hedgehog races onto Netflix in a new 3D animated series from @SEGA, @WildBrainHQ and @ManOfActionEnt premiering in 2022.”
No sneak peek at the animation style or Sonic’s design was revealed, but a graphic of the gaming icon in silhouette running towards the Netflix logo was attached, as you can see in the gallery down below.
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Curiously, shortly after the announcement was posted, it was removed from the @NxOnNetflix account. It seems that they jumped the gun on some embargo, then, and let slip the news before it was meant to go up. But we should get a further announcement that offers additional information very soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for more.
Of course, there’ve been various Sonic animated shows over the years, ranging from kid-friendly Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog in 1993 to the most recent one, Sonic Boom, which ran from 2014-2017. Netflix’s Sonic the Hedgehog series will be the sixth small screen incarnation of the character overall and as far as we know, it’ll be a completely different beast from the movie franchise.
Tell us, though, will you be tuning in when it premieres? Sound off in the usual place down below.