SEGA Announces Partnership With JAKKS Pacific For Netflix Series Sonic Prime

SEGA announced a partnership with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. for the animated Sonic Prime Netflix series, continuing a long history of collaboration between the two companies. This new Sonic Prime line will bring action figures, playsets, vehicles, plush and other collectibles to life inspired by the Blue Blur’s next adventure, along with accessories produced in tandem with Disguise, Inc., available in 2023.

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Sonic Central: Sonic Prime releasing in 2022 with 24 episodes to Netflix

Sonic Central dropped a few new details on Sonic Prime, the upcoming Netflix animated series. The series will consist of 24 episodes and will see Sonic thrust into the shatterverse. The series releases in 2022, and more details are coming soon. However, Man of Action’s Joe Kelly did reveal what looks to be Eggman’s insignia on the show.

Sonic Prime to take place in Sonic Team’s video game universe, SEGA crossovers not ruled out

One thing that the Sonic the Hedgehog brand has been doing recently is trying to keep the brand more streamlined. We first saw this when SEGA took the Sonic license away from Archie and relaunched on IDW, but this time making the story take place within the Sonic Team game universe.

We have also seen another recent shake-up with Roger Craig Smith being let go as the voice for Sonic, with rumors spreading that Sonic Movie voice actor Ben Swartz might replace him (making him the main Sonic actor going forward).

Recently we got the official announcement of the upcoming Netflix show Sonic Prime, but not that much information has come out about what the show will actually be. As we know Sonic Prime is being written by Duncan Rouleau, who did give us a bit of insight into what we can expect from the TV show come 2022, including talking about possibility of future SEGA crossovers:

SEGA News Bits: Sonic Prime Animated Series Announced for Netflix

SEGA and Netflix have announced a new animated series titled Sonic Prime, and on this SEGA News Bits Barry runs through the press release and gives some of his own speculation on what the series might contain.

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Netflix and SEGA Announce Sonic Prime, a 24-Episode 3D Animated Series Releasing in 2022

Move over Amazon, Metroid and Optimus. There’s a new prime in town! Netflix announced today via Twitter details about the previously leaked Sonic show heading to the streaming service. Sonic Prime will be 3D animated and run for 24 episodes, with the plot revolving around the fate of a new multiverse resting in Sonic’s hands, and a race to save the universe.

The series will be animated by WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, with SEGA jointly producing the series. Man of Action Entertainment, creators of Ben 10, will showrun and executive produce the series.

After the break, check out the full press release. In the comments below, share your thoughts on the series!