NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock is prepping a three-part documentary from Scout Productions about Barney the Dinosaur, scheduled to premiere next year.
The documentary covers the children’s TV character’s trajectory and rise in popularity, and how it then became a target of “hate and rage.” The series will include exclusive interviews and archival footage, and offer a first-hand account of the Barney phenomenon from cast, crew and its outspoken critics.
Tommy Avallone will direct and executive producer the three-part docuseries. It will also be executive produced be Scout’s Rob Eric, David Collins, Michael Williams, Amy Goodman Kass, Joel Chiodi and Raymond Esposito. Wendy Greene will co-executive produce and Trent Johnson will produce.
“Barney the Dinosaur was a ubiquitous character for children and parents alike and we are thrilled to work with the Scout Productions team to bring this three-part series to Peacock,” said Rod Aissa, EVP of unscripted content at NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, in a news release.
The series adds to an already varied slate of titles from Scout Productions that includes Queer Eye for Netflix, and Legendary and The Hype for HBO Max.