Animation maker

Paramount is giving Knuckles his own show in the ‘Sonic’ universe

Paramount’s live action on sonic the hedgehog 2‘s Knuckles may not be sexy, according to voice actor Idris Elbabut he’s now a hot enough commodity to warrant a Paramount+ spin-off series.

When ViacomCBS (now Paramount) held its Investor Day presentation earlier this week, it announced that Elba, who voices Knuckles in the upcoming sonic the hedgehog 2, will once again lend his talents to the character in a new live-action show. By DeadlineSega and Paramount are set to produce, with a 2023 debut in sight.

During the presentation, Sega CEO Haruki Satomi said the company is looking forward to a successful 2022, between the Knuckles series and its just-announced third. Sonic characteristic.

“We have a wonderful partnership with Paramount, and we’re excited to continue to grow the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them,” Satomi said. It also raised expectations for sound bordersSega’s next video game title in the franchise, due out this holiday season.

“For more than three decades, sonic the hedgehogThe universe of dynamic and unique characters has generated one of the most passionate fanbases,” added Brian Robbins, President & CEO of Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon and Chief Content Officer of Movies, Kids & Family for Paramount Plus. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Sega, Neal Moritz and all of our creative partners as we explore additional ways to holistically scale the sonic the hedgehog franchise across all platforms and captivate its loyal following worldwide.

Moritz echoed those sentiments, sharing his enthusiasm for the intellectual property-centric strategy that Sonic allows Paramount to implement in the coming days.

“The world of sonic the hedgehog has captured the imagination for decades, and we’re excited to push the boundaries of what this franchise is capable of with world-class offerings both on the big screen and for Sonic fans at home,” said Moritz. “The sky really is the limit, and I’m immensely proud to be part of creating new Sonic content for long-time fans as well as introducing Sonic to a new generation.”

sonic the hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8.

Max Weinstein's photo

Max Weinstein is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. He is the editor of “Dread Central” and former editorial director of “MovieMaker”. His work has been featured in “Cineaste”, “Fangoria”, “Playboy”, “Vice” and “The Week”.