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New Sonic the Hedgehog Event Series “Knuckles” Lands at Paramount+

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Paramount+ debuted a new trailer for a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed event series called Knuckles, which is slated to hit the streamer on Friday, April 2 in the US.

From Paramount Pictures and SEGA, The new 6 episode series follows Knuckles (Idris Elba) on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade (Adam Pally) as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior.

The series takes place between the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and 3.

In addition to Elba starring as the titular character, Adam Pally reprises his role from the film franchise as Wade Whipple. The ensemble cast includes guest stars Stockard Channing (The West Wing), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Scott Mescudi (Don’t Look Up), Ellie Taylor (Ted Lasso), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Cary Elwes (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Paul Scheer (Black Monday), and Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital).

Special guest star Ben Schwartz will reprise his role as Sonic, as well as special guest star Tika Sumpter, reprising her role as Maddie.

Colleen O’Shaughnessey will also return as a special guest star in her role as Tails.

Sonic director and executive producer Jeff Fowler directed the pilot episode, and was onboard to transition the film’s signature cinematic animation style to television, according to the streamer.

Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, John Whittington and Toru Nakahara, also serve as executive producers along with Idris Elba. Additional directors for the series include Ged Wright, Brandon Trost, Jorma Taccone and Carol Banker.

Knuckles was created for television by John Whittington and Toby Ascher, who is showrunning.

Knuckles drops Friday, April 26 on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and on Saturday, April 27 in all additional Paramount+ territories. The series will be available in Japan later this year.

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