Knuckles (Paramount TV series)

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Studio: Paramount Pictures, Sega
Number of episodes: 6[1]
Original airdate: 2024-04-26[2]
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Knuckles[3] is a live action Paramount+ television show set in the universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog film series. It is produced by Paramount Pictures and stars Idris Elba as Knuckles the Echidna and Adam Pally as Wade Whipple.

The series finished filming in June 2023,[4] and premiered on Paramount+ on April 26, 2024.


The series takes place between the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3, with the latter slated for a theatrical release on December 20, 2024. In the Knuckles series, the titular character "agrees to train Wade as his protégé and teach him the ways of the Echidna warrior", as per the official logline.[5]

Cast list

Main/recurring characters

Character Actor
Knuckles the Echidna[5] Idris Elba
Wade Whipple[5] Adam Pally
The Buyer Rory McCann
Agent Willoughby Ellie Taylor
Agent Mason Scott Mescudi

Supporting/minor characters

Character Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Ben Schwartz
Miles "Tails" Prower Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Maddie Wachowski Tika Sumpter
Pachacamac Christopher Lloyd
Wendy Whipple Stockard Channing
Wanda Whipple Edi Patterson
Pistol Pete Cary Elwes
Jack Sinclair Julian Barratt


Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate Description
1 "The Warrior" US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
Knuckles struggles to adapt to his new life in Green Hills.[6]
2 "Don't Ever Say I Wasn't There For You" US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
Wade plans an awesome rescue mission, while Knuckles confronts his captors.[7]
3 "The Shabbat Dinner" US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
Fugitives from the law, Knuckles and Wade hide out with Wade’s family.[8]
4 "The Flames Of Disaster" US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
In order to learn where Knuckles’ true strength lies, Wade must see the world through his eyes.[9]
5 "Reno, Baby" US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
Knuckles and Wade arrive in Reno, Nevada for the National Bowling Championship.[10]
6 "What Happens In Reno, Stays In Reno..." US: 2024-04-26
UK: 22024-04-26
The friendship between Knuckles and Wade is tested - as enemies, new and old, converge in Reno.[11]

Home releases

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Originally the series was supposed to release in Fall 2023,[4] but was delayed until April 2024 most likely due to the American writers strike that happened in Spring/Summer 2023.

Promotional material

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Super Bowl 2024 Trailer
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Cast Impressions
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Working With Knuckles
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This or That?
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Meet the Cast
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Twitter Promo
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April 24, 2024 Sneak Peak
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Canadian Promo


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