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Sonic Primethe follow-up to Sonic Boom, is a new Sonic the Hedgehog streaming series coming to Netflix this winter. From the description and the teaser trailer, it looks like it Prime will be a great adventure for the blue blur.
We already knew that Sonic Prime was under way, but the first teaser trailer is now released. It shows Sonic tangling with regular villains like Shadow the Hedgehog and Dr. Eggman, who of course is piloting one of his many mechs. As we see various quick action shots around what looks like the Green Hill Zone, we get a promise that Sonic will “smash” the world. Sonic Prime will be the franchise’s first step into the multiverse, as the premise of the show involves Sonic and Eggman’s battle causing a tear across the dimensions.
The teaser trailer shows a brief shot of Big the Cat, but such a setup means that Sonic will meet lots of new characters – maybe even a multiverse version of himself. Multiverse storytelling is at the fore thanks to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe chapter, so it makes sense for Sega to go this route with its new show. It opens the door to all sorts of creative adventures for Sonic and his friends.
Sonic himself will be voiced by Deven Mack, whose previous credits include Lego Ninjago and Angry Birds: Summer Madness, another Netflix series. The cast also includes Ashleigh Ball, Brian Drummond in undisclosed roles, although Drummond previously voiced Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic Underground. Netflix will release Sonic Prime in winter 2022, although we don’t have a more specific date than that.
Between the new show and Sonic Frontiers, fans are in for an exciting fourth quarter of the year. Sonic Frontiers’ release date is November 8, and it’s headed to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Pre-orders are open now.