The purple T. rex will be the center of an animated series and product lines from the toymaker

All of which is to say, Barney is coming back

Mattel announced Monday that it’s relaunching the franchise built around the purple dinosaur

The relaunch will include a preschool animated series set to debut in 2024

Barney will no longer be portrayed by a human in a T. rex costume

Apparel and accessories for adult fans, featuring classic Barney, are also in development,” Mattel notes.

and a range of consumer products aimed at the under-6 set