In an interview with Paste, Knuckles series executive producer discusses the success of the Sonic the Hedgehog film franchise and the plans to expand the cinematic universe into a Paramount+ limited series featuring Knuckles. After the positive reception of Sonic 2, the producers decided to delve deeper into supporting characters through television, starting with Knuckles. The series will focus on Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba, navigating his purpose after saving the world and training Wade, played by Adam Pally, in the ways of the Echidna warrior.

Franchise and series executive producer Toby Ascher explains the motivation behind the series: “We got really excited about the idea of expanding our characters in our world into television, specifically, because it gives us a platform to really do character studies. We knew that, with Shadow coming into Sonic 3 and some of the bigger things that we want to do, the Sonic franchise on the movie side is going to be these Avengers-level events.”

Regarding the quality of the series, Ascher emphasizes: “First and foremost, the goal going into the series was: how do we replicate the movie quality in a much more condensed timeline? We knew that if, all of a sudden, this looked like a rip-off series or something that was really shoddily put together, not only will fans reject it, but it’ll damage what we’ve made.”

As for potential future expansions, Ascher mentions: “If something is working really successfully, and we have a really great story to tell, we’re definitely going to expand on it. I don’t think there’s any closed doors on future television, future seasons of Knuckles, so everything is wide open. I think it’s important to us that we’re not just making stuff to make stuff.”

Are you looking forward to potentially more spinoff entries in the Sonic Movie Universe? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Sonic City for more Knuckles News and Updates!

Source: Paste Magazine

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