A New Sonic Series Is Apparently Speeding Its Way to Netflix

The cover of Sonic Forces.
The cover of Sonic Forces.
Image: Sega

With the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie being as surprisingly solid as it was, Sega’s latest plans for the supersonic mammal hardly come as a surprise.

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Today, Netflix announced that it’s greenlit a new 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog series with a now-deleted tweet featuring some spiffy new vector art depicting the titular hedgehog.

The logo for Netflix’s mysterious new Sonic the Hedgehog series.
The logo for Netflix’s mysterious new Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Image: Netflix

The tweet’s sudden deletion and the overall lack of details announced about the series suggest that the news might have been meant to launch a little bit closer to this year’s Game Awards, which air tonight beginning at 6:30PM ET—but what’s a day for celebrating video games without a little accidental leak?

This story’s developing, and we’ll provide updates as they become available.


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io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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Wildbrain is said to be one of the production partners involved.

... Which is interesting, because according to ol’ Wikipedia, Wildbrain used to be DHX Media... Which bought Cookie Jar Entertainment... Who bought DiC Entertainment, and with it, the rights to their catalog.

DiC was famously the animation studio that created the three ‘90s Sonic cartoons, Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedghog (SatAM), and Sonic Underground, which potentially opens the possibility that this might just be a successor to one of those shows.

... Sally Acorn lives again?

Though I’m not holding my breath. That continuity of Sonic is a bit radioactive to Sega now, largely because of some massive legal bungling on the part of Archie Comics. If you’re at all interested in that story, just Google the name “Ken Penders”. Just don’t Google his art.