Everything to know about the New ‘Knuckles’ Series!

In the world of gaming and animation, few characters have achieved the iconic status of Sonic the Hedgehog. With a rich history spanning decades, Sonic has become a beloved figure in popular culture. Now, as the franchise continues to evolve and expand, fans are eagerly anticipating the release of a new series centered around one of Sonic’s most popular characters – Knuckles the Echidna.


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Sonic Storyline and Knuckles’ Role

The continuation of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise progresses with the upcoming Knuckles television series. Initially teased at the conclusion of the first movie, Knuckles made his grand debut on the silver screen in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with the talented Idris Elba lending his voice to the beloved character. Originally introduced as an adversary to Sonic, the red echidna eventually becomes an ally, paving the way for his story to unfold on the small screen in the new TV show, leading up to the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

While the Sonic series has introduced numerous popular supporting characters such as Tails, Shadow, and Amy Rose, Knuckles stands out as one of the franchise’s most prominent figures alongside Sonic himself. Knuckles’ introduction to the Sonic universe was not immediate, as the echidna didn’t emerge until the 1994 video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3, quickly ascending to a co-protagonist role in the Sonic Universe.

The Synopsis

In the upcoming series, fans can expect to see Knuckles take center stage as he embarks on his own thrilling adventures, facing formidable foes and uncovering hidden secrets along the way. The show promises to delve deeper into Knuckles’ character, exploring his motivations, struggles, and growth as a hero.


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The recently unveiled trailer for the Knuckles TV show teases the character’s journey as he tries to move on from the events of Sonic 2, only to confront one of Dr. Robotnik’s former followers plotting for control. It also suggests the emotional conflict Knuckles experiences as he grapples with the challenges of being a warrior while adapting to his new life on Earth.

Production and Development

John Whittington, who worked on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, wrote the pilot episode for Knuckles and is also the main writer and executive producer. James Madejski and Brian Schacter are also writers on the show and are collaborating with Whittington.

Jeff Fowler, the director of the Sonic the Hedgehog movies, is directing the pilot episode of Knuckles and is also an executive producer of the series. Toby Ascher, Neal H. Moritz, and Idris Elba are also executive producers. Ged Wright, Brandon Trost, Jorma Taccone, and Carol Banker will direct episodes of the series. Paramount Pictures is working with Sega of America to produce the show.


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Idris Elba will headline the cast of the Knuckles, reprising his role from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, where his portrayal of Knuckles was well-received by fans. Other familiar Sonic characters will also make a comeback, including Adam Pally as Wade and Tika Sumpter as Maddie. Ben Schwartz will return as the voice of Sonic, and Coleen O’Shaughnessey will voice Miles “Tails” Prower in the series.


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Movies, Era, and Legacy

The Knuckles series is set to debut in a time when the Sonic franchise is experiencing a renaissance. With the success of recent Sonic games, movies, and spin-off projects, the brand has once again captured the hearts of both longtime fans and new audiences.


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In conclusion, the new Knuckles series represents an exciting chapter in the ongoing saga of Sonic the Hedgehog. With its innovative approach to storytelling, stunning animation, and beloved characters, the series is poised to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. As fans eagerly await the premiere of this highly anticipated show, one thing is certain – the world of Sonic has never been more vibrant, diverse, and exhilarating.

You can catch the new series airing on Paramount+ on April 26th, 2024!

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