Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a third film and Knuckles live-action series


Sonic 3, and Knuckles

Paramount is putting more Sonic the Hedgehog productions into development. A third Sonic the Hedgehog movie is officially in development, and next year a live-action series featuring Knuckles will come to Paramount+.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 doesn’t premiere for the public until April 8, but it seems like Paramount is keen on keeping the Blue Blur running. Details aren’t out yet on where the third movie will go, but Paramount has confirmed that the Knuckles series will still have Idris Elba on board. The Paramount+ Sonic series will premiere sometime in 2023.

#SonicMovie3 is officially in development from @ParamountPics and @SEGA! Plus, next year a new original #Knuckles series with @IdrisElba is coming to #ParamountPlus. #SonicMovie2 hits theaters April 8!

— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022

Despite a rough start with that first trailer, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie went on to garner a pretty decent showing. In a press release today, Paramount says the first adaptation has earned nearly $320 million in the worldwide box office.

A third movie is one thing, but a live-action series is pretty interesting. Long-time Sonic fans know that the hedgehog has had several TV adaptations already, but all animated. With this one being live-action, it seems like Paramount is building up a bit of a Sonic universe.

The next game for the Blue Blur, Sonic Frontiers, is set for late 2022. As shown off at last year’s Game Awards, Frontiers is an open-world take on the speedster’s exploits, coming to current and next-gen consoles.

It’s been quite a big year so far for Sega’s speedy star, between what’s coming out now and even more in development. Hopefully we see more of the Sonic crew hit the silver screen in future adaptations. Between characters like Amy and Shadow, there’s still a lot of runway for Sonic stories to cover.