Young Justice is Getting a Third Season, Subtitled ‘Outsiders’
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are moving forward with reviving the cult animated series Young Justice after it was unceremoniously pulled from Cartoon Network in 2013. The new season will be titled Young Justice: Outsiders.
WB and DC Entertainment are making a big movie into the world of digital streaming with a DC-branded service that will debut next year with two high-profile original series: the live-action Titans that was originally slated to debut on TNT, and the much beloved Young Justice with its third season titled “Outsiders.”
In Young Justice: Outsiders, our favorite teenage superhero team “faces its greatest challenge as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.” Last we left Young Justice, the series ended on a huge cliffhanger which revealed Darkseid as the instrumental big bad behind the season-long events of “Invasion.”
Young Justice was praised by critics and DC fans alike for its impressive visuals and compelling and mature storylines. It aired for two seasons on Cartoon Network, from 2010-2013, before it was cancelled. The series won a primetime Emmy for Individual Achievement in Animation for Bousassa for the “Independence Day” episode in 2011. You can watch the first two seasons now on Netflix.
The second series debuting on DC’s digital service is Titans, brought to us from the creative minds of Greg Berlanti (because of course), Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Sarah Schechter.
Titans was originally ordered as a pilot by TNT in 2014, with Goldsman writing the adaptation with Marc Haimes. A regime change at TNT ultimately led to the decision to not go forward with the series. Berlanti, who oversees all four superhero drama series on the CW as well as the CW Seed DC animated series Constantine, then came on board and helped renew interest in the project.
The series is a new take on the Titans characters most of us grew up with from Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans. From what we’ve come to understand, we get most of the same familiar characters (plus some new ones), but all grow’d up.