Ben 10 is the fifth iteration of the Ben 10 franchise. It serves as a reboot/alternate (parallel) continuity of the television series and is loosely based upon the original series.
Building on the highly successful franchise about kid hero Ben Tennyson, Ben 10 introduces a re-imagined Ben, his cousin Gwen, and Grandpa Max, as they travel the country during summer vacation. When Ben finds the Omnitrix, a mysterious watch that transforms him into 10 different friendly aliens, a world of extraterrestrial superpowers opens up to him. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) on board as supervising producer.
An episode of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! is set to be the first full-fledged crossover event of the reboot. Crossover Nexus will feature Ben Tennyson, Raven from Teen Titans Go!, and Garnet from Steven Universe as they show up at the Bodega to help K.O.. The continuity stance is currently unknown, within Ben 10 canon.
Unlike previous iterations of Ben 10:
This series' episodes have a run-time of 11 minutes each. All previous Ben 10 iterations had episodes with run-times of 22 minutes each.
Ben will only be able to have 10 aliens at a time.
The one time this rule was not kept (during the events of Omni-Tricked when Ben unlocked Gax), the Omnitrix began to glitch and freak out.
This is the second Cartoon Network reboot series after The Powerpuff Girls (2016).