We already knew that Paramount had new Sonic universe content on its hands, but we didn’t expect it so soon. Finally, and to everyone’s surprise, we have the first trailer for Knuckles, the live-action porcupine series with, of course, unrecognizable Idris Elba in the lead role.
Knuckles will be released in a limited way, at least for now, through Paramount+, which is only available today in the United States, so we don’t know when it will arrive outside its borders (and on what service). What we do know is its release date, which as can be seen in the trailer below, will be the next April 26, 2024. Additionally, Paramount mentions that the series will air on April 27 on all additional Paramount+ territories and in Japan later this year. So the service may soon arrive in Spain and other countries.
We have also known that sIt will be a limited series of 6 episodes. A miniseries that seeks to act more as a long film than as a traditional series for which more seasons are expected. Be that as it may, the Sonic universe is one of the most important in popular culture, and given the success of his movies (with all the previous laughs) it was logical that he made the leap to TV in live action serial format.
Watch the Knuckles trailer
The new live-action series will follow Knuckles (Idris Elba) on a fun, 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 is run, as showrunner, by John Whittington who, by the way, was also the screenwriter of the movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’. The series, of course, will have nothing to do with the latter or with the previous ones in terms of plot, and will be placed between the second film and the one that premieres on December 20.
The rest of the names that accompany Knuckles are its writers: Brian Schacter and James Madejski.