Shooting of the Upcoming Sonic Series "Knuckles" Has Begun

Voice actor of "Sonic 2" Idris Elba returns

by Pierre Lorenz on April 18, 2023

More than a year ago, "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" was released and became the most successful video game adaptation to date. Despite the fact that the new "Super Mario Bros. Movie" can now claim this title as its own, many fans are waiting for "Sonic the Hedgehog 3", which has already been confirmed. But first, there's more to come in the form of a series: It revolves around Sonic's friend Knuckles, who, along with Jim Carrey's character Dr. Robotnik, is regarded as an absolute fan favorite.

As Variety reported earlier this week, production on the spin-off series, which was already announced back in February 2022, is progressing nicely. The official announcement about the start of filming was made via Twitter by director Jeff Fowler, who also directed both of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" movies. The shared image shows, among other things, the typical cowboy hat that Knuckles wears in the 1996 animated film - a signature feature of the red echidna.

Variety's report also reveals that much of the cast is now set. Unsurprisingly, actor Idris Elba can once again be looked forward to. Also known from the films are Adam Pally as Wade Whipple and Tika Sumpter as Maddie Wachowski. In smaller roles there will be "Knives Out" actress Edi Patterson, "Ted Lasso" actress Ellie Taylor and "Game of Thrones" star Rory McCann. Likewise joining the cast is rapper and actor Kid Cudi, who will play an as yet unknown supporting role.

According to the official synopsis, the series will involve Knuckles training Wade as his protégé and showing him how a true Echidna warrior fights.

The start date of the "Knuckles" series on the streaming service Paramount+ is currently undisclosed, but we hope to have more news about the ongoing shooting soon.