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Paramount’s upcoming Knuckles TV series has received an official trailer and an April release date.
The six-episode series will launch on April 26 in the US and Canada, exclusively on Paramount+.
It will stream on April 27 in all other Paramount+ territories, and in Japan later in the year.
“The new live-action series will follow 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,” according to an official description.
Jeff Fowler, who directed both Sonic movies, is helming the first episode and serving as executive producer on the series, which takes place between the Sonic 2 and 3 films.
Sonic the Hedgehog hit cinemas in 2020 and grossed almost $320 million at the box office. Its sequel followed in 2022 and generated over $405 million, while Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is set to arrive in cinemas in December 2024.
Commenting on the success of the movies in a VGC interview, Sonic Team’s boss said it presented a welcome challenge for the studio because it now has a broader audience to satisfy with its game releases.
“Because of the success of the movies, we’re finding that we’re reaching into this wider audience of people who maybe never played the game before, or don’t play them that much,” Takashi Iizuka said. “It’s this wider group of fans who we need to start now making content for.
“Honestly, it makes us all very happy, because we have more people now that we can bring content to. It is a challenge though, because we have maybe new gamers or people who haven’t played previous Sonic games, so we don’t think we can go out there with on single game that will make the entire audience excited.”