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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Spin-Off Series ‘Knuckles’ Reveals Cast, With Idris Elba Returning

The Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off series Knuckles at Paramount+ is racing ahead, with a recently announced cast that sees Idris Elba returning to the role of Knuckles the Echidna.

Other members of the cast include Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project), who will be reprising his role as the goofy Wade Whipple from the film franchise, and Tika Sumpter, once again playing the role of Maddie Wachowski from the films.

They will be joined by Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Scott Mescudi (Don’t Look Up), and Ellie Taylor (Ted Lasso) in recurring roles. Rory McCann, best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and Jumanji: The Next Level, will be making a guest appearance in the series.

The Knuckles series is said to take place between Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and its sequel, and will follow Knuckles as he “agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior.”

Jeff Fowler, who directed the first two Sonic the Hedgehog films, will return to helm the spin-off’s pilot episode as well as executive produce the series. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 co-writer John Whittington wrote the pilot, and will serve as head writer and executive producer. Brian Schacter (Green Eggs and Ham) and James Madejski (Renfield) will be joining Whittington on writing duties.

The Knuckles series is set to premiere sometime in 2023 on Paramount+. Sonic fans can also look forward to Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which is scheduled to hit the big screen on 20 December 2024.