Cartoon Network is moving forward with a reboot of Ben 10, the hit animated series which started a franchise worth more than $4.5 million. The new series will be produced in-house by Cartoon Networks Studios and will premiere on Cartoon Network international channels in the fall of 2016 and in North America in 2017.
The rebooted Ben 10 will re-introduce the energetic, fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson and kicks off with the adventures of Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the mysterious Omnitrix, a world of alien superpowers opens up to him. Man of Action will executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios, while John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) is on board as supervising producer.
“We decided it was time to introduce Ben to a new generation of kids,” said Cartoon Network Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher. “Ben 10 has been an overwhelming success story across all media platforms, and we know kids around the world will be eager to see the reinvention of this beloved character.”
Ben 10 is the latest iconic animated series that Cartoon Network has set their sights on for a reboot with an eye towards a global rollout in recent years. Previously, the Turner owned brand announced similar plans to reboot iconic 1990s series The Powerpuff Girls. That reboot is currently being produced by CNS for a 2016 rollout across the international Cartoon Network channels.