With “Sonic The Hedgehog 2”, the blue SEGA hedgehog is once again on the road to success. But while Paramount is planning a Sonic Cinematic Universe, Netflix is releasing its own new series called “Sonic Prime” later this year. Here are the first pictures:
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is a smash hit at the box office. With a box office result of over 323 million dollars, the sequel has not only already surpassed its own predecessor “Sonic The Hedgehog”, but also set the record for the most successful video game adaptation of all time in the USA. This success will certainly confirm the Paramount studio in its plan to build a large Sonic Cinematic Universe. But meanwhile, Netflix is cooking its own soup with the blue hedgehog: The “Sonic Prime” series is scheduled to appear on the streaming service in 2022.
“Sonic Prime” was already announced in 2021. What is new are the above first pictures of the series that Netflix has now released.
“Sonic Prime” is an animated series that is primarily aimed at children, although we do not want to rule out that adult fans can also have fun with the Netflix adaptation. Not much is known about the plot, except that this time Sonic holds the “fate of a strange new multiverse” in his hands and his adventure is also “a journey of self-discovery and redemption,” according to the original press release.
However, “Sonic Prime” has nothing to do with the planned Sonic Cinematic Universe, which, in addition to the previous cinema films, also includes the already announced “Sonic The Hedgehog 3” and an as-yet-untitled Knuckles series on Paramount+. Instead, Netflix is going its own way here.
The contracts for the use of the SEGA icon may have already been signed when Paramount didn’t yet know that a large Sonic universe with exclusive series for the in-house streaming service would be created. That would at least explain how competitor Netflix got the rights to Sonic.
By the way, two Sonic animation series are currently running on Netflix: “Sonic X” and “Sonic Boom”. However, both are not originals, but older archive titles. As a substitute to bridge the waiting time for “Sonic Prime”, you can still take a look.