Sonic Prime
Image: CNW Group/WildBrain Ltd.

And there we have it, Netflix has now officially confirmed that a brand new Sonic series will be launching on the platform in 2022.

From Sega, Wild Brain (Teletubbies, Degrassi, and Inspector Gadget) and Man of Action (Ben 10, Big Hero 6), the new animated series will be called Sonic Prime. It'll feature 24 episodes in total and is said to "draw upon the keystones of the brand," resulting in a "high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in [Sonic's] gloved hands."

The show was announced earlier today on social media:

It's hardly a surprise – regular readers of the site will remember that the very same Twitter account accidentally leaked the existence of an upcoming Sonic series late last year – but it's nice to see an official confirmation either way.

Dominique Bazay, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, has shared the following in a press release:

"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."

Of course, Sega recently parted ways with Sonic's voice actor, so it'll be interesting to learn further details about the show such as its cast at a later date.

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