“We are delighted to announce that the third Sonic theatrical film and the first live-action Sonic series for Paramount+ are being actively developed,” SEGA Corporation CEO Haruki Satomi said in a statement. “We’ve got a remarkable partnership with Paramount, and we are excited to continue expanding the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise with them.”
Haruki continued, “2022 is shaping up to be a significant year for the franchise with the second film being released this April, as well as Sonic Frontiers, the highly anticipated video game title, coming this holiday. Sonic has been beloved by fans across the world for over 30 years and we look forward to continuing to bring memorable moments and experiences to them for many years to come.”
The live-action series will feature Knuckles, who is set to make his debut in the April 8-due film Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with Idris Elba reprising the role. It will premiere in 2023.