The new 4th series of Ben 10, Omniverse, was launched on TV screens, Cartoon Network and DSTV on Saturday with a special one hour: Ben 10 Omniverse screening of episode 1 and 2 of The more things change.
Since the premiere of the original Ben 10 series in 2006, the show has proven to be an international cultural and business phenomenon.
Ben 10 has spawned four animated series, two live-action feature-length television movies, one feature-length animated movie for television and one live-action feature film currently in development.
In the brand-new animated series, Ben 10 Omniverse, Ben has a new character design that pays homage to his past, as well as a whole new batch of aliens to battle. With a little help from his new, by-the-book partner, Rook, Ben explores the quirkier side of things in the alien underground and discovers enemies from his past looking for a rematch; all while a mysterious hunter is hot on his trail.
Ben 10 Omniverse is the latest original series from Cartoon Network Studios, with Matt Youngberg (Transformers: Animated) as the supervising producer.
As usual, Ben has no time for sightseeing, especially since a mysterious new villain, Khyber the Huntsman has him in his sights. Ben has defeated all kinds of evil in the past and he has saved the universe at least a dozen times, but even with his hit new Omnitrix, which puts 10 brand new aliens at his disposal, the question remains: has Ben finally met his match? Khyber’s dog wears the Predatrix watch, and with it, he is able to become any one of the galaxy’s 10 deadliest predators.
In addition, the new series will feature never-before-seen flashback adventures of young Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max, as they face Malware, the evil Galvanic Mechamorph who corrupts anything he touches. This ties in to the present-day Ben’s story, as Malware returns, and this time, he is not alone.