On the heels of 2020’s profitable Sonic the Hedgehog movie, SEGA and Netflix are teaming up for a brand new TV present.
After 27 years, the Blue Blur is lastly coming again to the small display. Netflix as we speak introduced Sonic Prime, a brand new 3D animated sequence that may premiere on the service someday in 2022. No actual particulars on the present have been revealed, however we do know Ben 10 creation/manufacturing studio Man of Motion Leisure and Canadian animation studio WildBrain Studios are concerned within the undertaking.
The brand new present is an enormous transfer for SEGA, who’s been hit particularly laborious by COVID-19 lockdowns. SEGA’s arcade gaming enterprise has suffered important losses as extra folks keep house away from massive crowded areas, forcing the corporate to sell off 85% of its arcade division shares. The Sonic film helped revitalize the sequence and push sport gross sales up, whereas additionally grossing greater than 3x its manufacturing finances.