Netflix announces new Sonic the Hedgehog show on Twitter and then deletes post

Netflix Sonic
Netflix Sonic (Image credit: NX Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Netflix's NX Twitter accounted posted about a new Sonic the Hedgehog show.
  • It further stated that the show would premier on Netflix in 2022.
  • The post was removed shortly thereafter.

Earlier today, Netflix's NX Twitter account posted that a new Sonic the Hedgehog show would premiere on Netflix in 2022. The post stated that the show would be in 3D and tagged @WildBrainHQ as well as @ManOfActionEnt. However, it looks as though the news wasn't supposed to go live yet as the post was deleted only a little while later.

Sonic has been a staple in the media industry ever since his first game released on Sega Genesis back in 1991. Considering that The Game Awards are being held tonight and that Sonic is such an iconic video game character, it's possible we weren't meant to learn about this news until later this evening. As such, we won't be surprised to see the show announced tonight and NX Twitter release the same tweet as before.

For those interested, The Game Awards start at 7PM EST/4PM PST, though there will be a 30-minute pre-show if you want to tune in early. Several games have been nominated for various categories including Game of the Year, Best Art Direction, and Best Narrative. Plus, we've been told to expect 12 to 15 brand new game announcements.

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