Lucas the Spider introduced himself to the world on YouTube in 2017, and the tiny character is now heading to the big world of television.

“Hi, my name’s Lucas. I have too many eyeballs,” the CGI-cutie says in the first 20-second clip that has now racked up more than 29 million views. The animated spider was brought to life by Joshua Slice in a series of short YouTube videos that have gained 3.3 million subscribers. The forthcoming Lucas the Spider series will be produced by Fresh TV in association with WexWorks Media for Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

The new series will focus on Lucas and his friends navigating the big world around them. Kids can enjoy his innocent perspective as he goes on adventures and introduces new characters. The 78 planned episodes will each be 7 minutes long.

No official release date has been shared yet, but reintroduce your kids to Lucas below while they wait.

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Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.