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'Ben 10' Reboot Premieres 2016 On Cartoon Network; Old Cast Set To Return

BY Precious del Valle | Jun 22, 2015 11:10 PM EDT


Cartoon Network is reportedly giving the "Ben 10" series a reboot. The all-new anime series is expected to premiere in 2016.

According to IGN, Cartoon Network is introducing an all-new "Ben 10" series, in an effort to attract the younger generation.

"The new 'Ben 10' animated series will re-introduce the energetic, fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson, with new and fan-favorite aliens," the website reported.

"Featuring many new and fan-favorite aliens, the series 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."

In an official statement, Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network Rob Sorcher, shared that they are excited to launch the new series, believing that it would appeal to the kids of today much like it did years before.

"We decided it was time to introduce Ben to a new generation of kids. '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," he said.

It was also reported that some of the old cast members could be making a return in the series. Although the synopsis of the series remain the same, the executive producers refused to share any further details in terms of cast members. Man of Action has come on board to executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios and "Mixels" John Fang will be the series' supervising producer.

According to Deadline, the "Big 10" franchise, including the three spin off series ("Ben 10 Alien Force," "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien" and "Ben 10: Omniverse") and movies (Ben 10: Secret Of The Omnitrix," "Ben 10: Race Against Time" and "Ben 10: Alien Swarm") generated more than $4.5 billion in global retail sales to date.

The "Ben 10" reboot premieres fall 2016 on international channels and in North America on 2017.

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