Netflix has revealed the official trailer and key art for new animated series Sonic Prime, which launches on the streaming service on December 15, 2022.
In Sonic Prime, Sonic the Hedgehog thinks he’s seen it all before, but when his latest clash with Dr. Eggman shatters the Paradox Prism, he’s sent spinning through time and space and into the adventure of a lifetime.
As he races through the strange new worlds of the Shatterverse, Sonic seeks out the familiar faces of Tails, Rouge, Amy and Knuckles to help guide him back home to Green Hill. There’s just one problem — these Shatter Versions of his old pals, who all have new looks, attitudes and abilities to go with their new realities — have never heard of Sonic.
If he’s ever going to piece his prime reality back together, Sonic must earn back his friends’ trust and show them how to stick together, something that’s never come easily to him.
With help along the way from an unlikely source, longtime rival Shadow, Sonic’s action-packed adventure becomes more than a race to save the Shatterverse from the evil machinations of Dr. Eggman and his army of Badnik robots – it becomes a race to save the friends that he took for granted.
The fate of the Shatterverse rests in Sonic’s gloved hands!
Sonic Prime is voiced by Deven Mack (Sonic), Brian Drummond (Eggman), Ashleigh Ball (Tails), Shannon Chan-Kent (Amy Rose), Adam Nurada (Knuckles), and Ian Hanlin (Shadow and Big the Cat).
The first season of the series consists of a premiere episode that is 40 minutes long and an additional seven episodes that run 20 minutes each.
“Sonic is a beloved character and holds a special place in everyone’s heart including my own,” said Dominique Bazay, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, previously.
Bazay continued: “I spent many hours with the blue blur as a kid and it’s a privilege to be able to bring this character everyone knows and loves on a brand new adventure with Netflix — one that a generation of loyal fans and brand new fans around the world can enjoy.”
“Sonic the Hedgehog is a global entertainment icon that has captivated audiences since its video game debut in 1991. With over 1.14 billion game units sold and downloaded to date, an exciting feature film, a robust licensing program and more, SEGA’s iconic hedgehog continues to surprise and delight audiences worldwide,” added Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer at SEGA.
Gersovich added: “We’re thrilled to partner with WildBrain, Man of Action Entertainment and Netflix to speed into this new, animated chapter in the Sonic franchise.”
“With generations of devoted fans around the world, Sonic the Hedgehog is more popular today than ever before, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, SEGA and Man of Action to deliver all new Sonic adventures for audiences worldwide,” commented Josh Scherba, President, WildBrain.
“This premium franchise is ideally suited to WildBrain’s capabilities and it’s already inspiring great things from our talented creative teams. We’ve witnessed first-hand the enduring popularity of this brand from the strong and steady global demand for our library of legacy Sonic series. We look forward now to bringing fresh and exciting Sonic content to fans both new and old.”
You can learn more about the first season’s eight episodes below.
SONIC PRIME EPISODE DETAILS
EPISODE ONE: “SHATTERED/BRIGHT HEDGEHOG BIG CITY”
When the Paradox Prism shatters, Sonic wakes up in New Yoke City, a nightmarish reality where Dr. Eggman has taken over, his best friend Tails is a loner called Nine, and a rebel group fights for freedom against The Chaos Council, which rules the city with an iron grip.
EPISODE TWO: “THE YOKE’S ON YOU”
The Chaos Council discovers Sonic’s connection to their coveted power source and plans to extract it — by any means necessary.
EPISODE THREE: “ESCAPE FROM NEW YOKE”
The rebels clash with the Chaos Council over the “Crystal” that gives the Council supreme power,
sending Sonic even deeper into the Shatterverse.
EPISODE FOUR: “UNWELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”
In the jungle world of Boscage Maze, Sonic meets strange tree-dwelling versions of his friends, who live in fear of a familiar “monster” down below.
EPISODE FIVE: “BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE”
Sonic battles the Boscage Maze monster and must remind the scavengers how to live together as friends in order to make it back home in time to save his pals.
EPISODE SIX: “SITUATION: GRIM”
Rocketed back to a New Yoke in full revolt, Sonic finds Nine fleeing for a barren new Shatterspace. Can Sonic snap him out of his dream in time to fight by his side?
EPISODE SEVEN: “IT TAKES ONE TO NO PLACE”
Sonic lands in the deep seas of No Place, a Shatter- space where partying pirate versions of his friends are led by Knuckles the Dread, who harbors a secret past.
EPISODE EIGHT: “THERE’S NO ARRGH IN TEAM”
The Chaos Council pursues Sonic, Knuckles the Dread and his pirate crew on the high seas. Pirates and robots collide in an epic battle to determine the fate of the Shatterverse!
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.