‘Knuckles’ Trailer: Idris Elba Returns to Voice the Powerful Echidna in ‘Sonic’ Spin-Off Series


The official theatrical trailer has arrived for upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog television spinoff Knuckles, with Idris Elba back voicing the title role. Watch it above.

This six-episode mini-series is set between 2022’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which is set for release this coming December. The plot follows Knuckles (Elba) on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade (Adam Pally, reprising his franchise role) as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior.

As the trailer shows, among those playing villains are Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Scott Mescudi (Don’t Look Up), and Ellie Taylor (Ted Lasso). The ensemble also includes Stockard Channing (The West Wing), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Cary Elwes (Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Paul Scheer (Black Monday), and Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital). Plus, some notable guest stars: Ben Schwartz will be back as Sonic, Tika Sumpter, back as Maddie, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey back as Tails.

Jeff Fowler, director of the two previous Sonic films, directs the pilot episode and is on an executive producer team that includes Elba, Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, John Whittington and Toru Nakahara. Ascher and Whittington are the series creators.

All six episodes of Knuckles will be dropping on Paramount+ in the U.S. on April 26th and Australia on April 27th.