“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.