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A press release was sent out this past week that confirmed to fans what they’d hoped for so long, that the DC Comics based Young Justice cartoon was being brought back for a season three! “The affection that fans have had for ‘Young Justice,’ and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with us,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “We are excited to bring the show back for this loyal fanbase and to provide an opportunity for new viewers to discover this excellent series.”
Warner Brothers Animation has yet to announce an expected release or network partner for the series. There is much speculation that Netflix may be the home for the series. When fans were clammoring for a third season the show creators encouraged us all to watch the first two seasons on Netflix when they arrived there. If we watched it enough and showed enough demand, the idea was that Netflix may commission a third season. That appears to be what happened here.
The show left off with the twenty episode second season, dubbed “Invasion”, which saw earth invaded by the wicked aliens called “The Reach”. The team was also battling the mysterious illuminati-esque group of villains called “The Light”. When we last saw the team (Spoilers Ahead!) we experienced some serious loss with regard to fan favorite Kid Flash. There is no word on any plot points or who to expect on the team moving forward. The changes from season one to two were very drastic, so we may see a lot of changes this time around, as well. Producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti are back on-board, so the ship is at least being helmed by the same creative minds.
I speak for a lot of fans when I say that this is excellent news. The quality of Batman related cartoons since the Bruce Timm era has been underwhelming, for the most part. Young Justice was a ray of light in a series of failed shows, both in animation and storytelling. If Netflix is the one bringing back the show, then it also represents a new era in streaming media and the reach it can have for the fans moving forward.