Cast Added to Sonic the Hedgehog Spinoff Series, Knuckles, On Paramount+

Cary Elwes, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lloyd, and more join the cast of Knuckles.
Posted on Jun 15, 2023 | 11:35am

The cast for the upcoming live-action series Knuckles is expanding!

Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights), Stockard Channing (Grease, The West Wing), Christopher Lloyd (The Addams Family, Clue, Star Trek III), Paul Scheer (Black Monday, Veep), and Rob Huebel (The Sex Lives of College Girls, Bob’s Burgers) join the cast of Knuckles, the first TV series in the expanding “Cinematic World of Sonic the Hedgehog,” from Paramount+, Paramount Pictures, and SEGA of America.

The new live-action series will follow Knuckles on a hilarious and action-packed journey of self-discovery as he agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior. The series takes place between the films Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which is slated to premiere on December 20, 2024.

Previously announced ensemble cast includes Idris Elba as the titular character Knuckles and Adam Pally reprising his role from the film franchise as Wade Whipple, with recurring cast members Edi Patterson, Julian Barratt, Scott Mescudi, Ellie Taylor, and guest stars Rory McCann and Tika Sumpter reprising her role as Maddie.

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Production on Knuckles began this past April in London, reuniting the Sonic the Hedgehog filmmaking team, including Jeff Fowler, the films' director, who is directing the pilot episode, as well as Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, John Whittington, and Toru Nakahara, who serve as executive producers on the series. Idris Elba also serves as executive producer. Additional directors for the series include Ged Wright, Brandon Trost, Jorma Taccone, and Carol Banker.

Whittington, who wrote on Sonic the Hedgehog 2, wrote the pilot and is the head writer for the series. The other series writers include Brian Schacter and James Madejski.

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Sonic the Hedgehog earned over $190 million at the domestic box office and over $214 million internationally for a gross of over $405.4 million. On Paramount+, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 marks the top-performing Kids & Family film on the service and is also one of the service's most rewatched films.

Hurry to Paramount+ to catch up on everything Sonic the Hedgehog to prepare for the arrival of Knuckles, coming this winter.

Want the classics? Check out the original animated series and specials, Sonic the Hedgehog (series), Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Sonic's Christmas Blast right here on Paramount+.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.