Cartoon Net* has a new sci-fi action series, Ben 10, in production for a May 2006 launch.
The "ten-filled" show is about a 10-year-old boy, Ben Tennyson, who can morph into 10 different alien beings. "“What kid doesn’t want to be a superhero? And wouldn’t being 10 superheroes be 10 times as cool?” says Cartoon Net senior VP, development, Sam Register.
Cartoon has committed to 26 episodes (or, 10 + 10 + (10-4) to continue the theme), and will be produced at Cartoon's Burbank studios by production/development house Man of Action (comic book vets Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, and Steve Seagle).
Cartoon, Turner Broadcasting's ad-supported net, currently reaches 88.2 million homes.
*ten spelled backwards.