After two seasons of low-stakes action, clever jokes, slice of life scenarios and plenty of meta references, we have finally gotten some official confirmation that the Sonic Boom television show will not be continued.
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During a special Reddit “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) featuring Ivo Gersovich, the Chief Brand Manager of the Sonic Series in America, fans asked a plethora of questions regarding the franchise as a whole. One question that received an answer had to do with the state of Sonic Boom.
“We plan to keep Sonic Boom airing and selling games, but at the moment there are no plans for a new Sonic Boom specific TV series or game.”
Generally, “no plans” could mean anything. But the executive producer of the Sonic Boom TV show took it upon himself to clarify what was being said:
Well, those of you who have been asking about season three of the Sonic Boom TV series finally have an official answer from Sega — There will be no season three. Sonic Boom is done. https://t.co/RTO5NNlopc
— Bill Freiberger (@BillFreiberger) May 21, 2020
“There will be no season three. Sonic Boom is done.”
That is probably the most cutting way to put it, but the executive producer of Sonic Boom tells no lies. While SEGA wants to keep the show in syndication and keep the associated games on the market, the hope of making new content of any kind seems all but dissolved.
While this unceremonious confirmation is biting, it’s also unsurprising, sadly. Even though the television show was considered to be really good, it was almost dead on arrival due to unfavourable scheduling on the Cartoon Network as well as being associated with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, a game that was universally panned by fans and critics alike. The 3DS tie-ins were considerably better, although they were not enough to make up for the damage that was already done.
While Sonic Boom as we know it may be gone, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy what we already have! (Believe me, as someone who grew up with SatAM, I know that this will sting for a lot of fans.
Let’s talk about what we liked about Sonic Boom in the comments! What were your favourite episodes? Did you like any of the games? The tie-in comic? Let us know down below!