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Live-action Knuckles Paramount+ series set between Sonic 2 and 3 confirms cast -By Fsk

The Sonic Cinematic Universe is picking up steam: The Paramount+ live-action Knuckles series has now set its cast and entered production.

Variety reports Idris Elba will reprise his role as Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as will Adam Paley as Wade Whipple.

According to Variety, the Knuckles show is set between Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie, which will hit theaters on December 20, 2024.

In the series, which currently does not have a release date, Knuckles “agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the echidna warrior”.

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Other actors appearing in Knuckles include Eddie Patterson, Julian Barratt, Scott Mescudi and Ellie Taylor, who plays Flo “Sassy” Collins in Ted Lasso. Rory McCann, who plays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane on Game of Thrones, will guest star. Tika Sumpter reprises the role of Maddie from the films.

Production has begun in London with John Whittington, who worked on the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 screenplay, as head writer and executive producer. Jeff Fowler, who directed both Sonic the Hedgehog films, is set to direct the pilot episode.

The 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie was a smash hit for Paramount and Sega, and a sequel is due in April 2022. The pair have collectively earned over $405m at the global box office.