One of its forthcoming originals, a 3D animated TV show based on
the classic IP game Sonic the Hedgehog, was mistakenly announced by Netflix.
The company removed the tweet that unveiled it quickly, suggesting that at this time it was not prepared to
announce the title, but it was not fast enough to prevent fans from grabbing any information about the next season.
In a tweet on the NXOnNetflix Twitter account, which quickly
deleted the content, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog series was announced.
Before the removal, though the tweet was copied in its entirety, showing that
the video game icon would again) enter the small screen as a 3D animation.
The film comes from Netflix, Sega, WildBrain, and Man of Action
Entertainment; it is expected to debut on the streaming service in 2022.
The tweet was followed by the above teaser image, showing only the Netflix
‘N’ and a Sonic character silhouette that we’ll presumably see in the show.
Unfortunately, no other details have been announced about the film, so we have
yet to know anything about the plot or what kind of animation to expect.
Similarly, it is unknown if a 3D display for those who
are not interested in interactive technology would come with a 2D equivalent.
This will not be the first Netflix show focused on a beloved series of video games, we have already
received content such as the Castlevania anime, and the company will soon release an animation based on The Witcher.
With many of its original children’s programming, Netflix has had solid success and is renowned
for experimenting with new storytelling technologies from which we can now add 3D to the list.