Sonic is coming full speed ahead to Netflix, and it promises to sparkle.
The blue hedgehog is back. Just one month after the release of sonic 2 in dark rooms, Sonic formalizes his arrival on Netflix. While presenting a preview of its new catalog of children’s animation series, the platform at N rouge shared some images of Sonic Primehis next animated series dedicated to the cult character of SEGA.
24 supersonic episodes
Designed for children aged 6 to 11, the first season of Sonic Prime will have 24 episodes, and already promises to take some liberties with the original lore of the game. It is not yet known when the program will arrive on our screens, Netflix having simply indicated “soon” in its trailer.
In any case, this announcement is good. Four weeks after the release of sonic 2 in the cinema, the film directed by Jeff Fowler is a hit, with $303 million in revenue at the box office. The sequel to the feature film released in 2020 is on the way to integrating the top 10 of the biggest video game adaptations to the cinema, and is already planning the release of a third part.
We remind you that the project has come a long way: in April 2019, the broadcast of the first trailer for Sonic: The Movie had been a fiasco. In front of the catastrophic design of the blue hedgehog, the spectators had finally obtained the change of head of the hero.
2022, year of animation
This year more than the others, Netflix intends to bet big on its animated productions. The SVOD giant has already confirmed its desire to bet on Japanese anime for the long term. Among the youngest (but not only), the firm intends to bet on the return of some emblematic licenses, such as Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, The Cuphead Show, or Pokemon Master Journeys.
Adaptation of children’s book Green Eggs and Ham is also confirmed, with a graphic universe that already looks particularly promising. An adaptation of the card game Exploding Kittens is also planned. Among the novelties, Dead End: Paranormal Park and Jurassic World: Camp Cretacous particularly caught our attention. It remains to be seen what it will look like on screen.