‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Netflix Series in Development
Here’s an interesting surprise that may have accidentally leaked ahead of The Video Game Awards. Netflix shared a tweet that revealed they are working on a brand new 3D animated series together with SEGA, WildBrain, and Man Of Action Entertainment. It is set to debut in 2022. There are no exact details given so it doesn’t look like it will be connected to the films or even the games’ ongoing conflict. We are still waiting for any news regarding the follow-up to Sonic Forces, so this might also tie into that game similar to the Boom spin-off.
Sonic Boom was an American-French produced show that featured the redesigns of the Boom reboot. Ironically, the series was well-received while the games were hit by heavy criticism. The blue blur has a long history with animated projects dating all the way back to 1993. It also had a second series at the time titled SatAM due to it taking on the Saturday morning timeslot. There was also Sonic Underground that completely revamped Sonic’s origin back in 1999.
He has quite an extensive history, so it isn’t surprising that they are giving a new animated series a shot. The collaboration with Netflix is a huge step that could mean it’ll have a much bigger budget. Man of Action Entertainment has worked on a variety of shows, such as Ben 10, Big Hero 6, and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Hopefully, this show takes inspiration from SatAM and the Archie comics, which have featured some darker storylines. WildBrain is also involved, who specialize in child-friendly content so that seems rather unlikely. Guess I’ll have to wait longer until Scourge the Hedgehog makes an appearance outside of the comics. Still, it is interesting that the tweet got deleted shortly after it was published so we’ll see when it’ll be announced during the Game Awards.
Source: Tails Channel