In an unexpected twist that would be perfect for some kind of comic book based around the TV business, Warner Bros. has come from out of nowhere and announced that it’s actually making a third season of fan-favorite superhero series Young Justice. The original show was canceled by Cartoon Network back in 2013, with many fans loudly expressing their frustration over the loss of the surprisingly mature and well-written cartoon. Rumors have persisted ever since then about some network possibly reviving the show, but they’ve always seemed more like wishful thinking than anything—at least until now.
The show stars the sidekicks of the DC Universe breaking out on their own, with characters like Robin/Nightwing, Kid Flash, Superboy, Aqualad, and Miss Martian dealing with living up to their famous mentors, forging their own heroic paths, and struggling with the regular issues that real young people tend to face. The characters also grew and changed over time, aging from the first season to the second and introducing a new generation of future heroes along the way. Plus, the second season ended with a bunch of teases about supreme DC villain Darkseid finally showing his rocky mug, leaving fans with the feeling that the show had ended just as it was about to hit another level.
This news comes from a Warner Bros. press release, which doesn’t specifically say where or when this third season of Young Justice will premiere, just that both things will be announced at a later date (and that fans should go to YJS3.com for more information). That seems to suggest that Cartoon Network won’t be involved this time, so perhaps the series could end up at Netflix—which has featured the first two seasons for a while now. Either way, hopefully this means the show’s more passionate fans will stop dismissing Cartoon Network’s equally excellent (but very different) Teen Titans Go! cartoon.