After years of campaigning and months of binge-watching by fans, Young Justice Season 3 is finally going to be a reality.
Warner Bros. Animation today announced that Young Justice Season 3 has begun production. According to the release, Young Justice Season 3 "promises new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes."
Warner Bros. Animation did not reveal a release date or a network partner for Young Justice Season 3 at this time but did promise that more details were on the way.
Young Justice was a critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite animated series featuring a large roster of characters from the DC Comics Univers. The series coupled attractive animation and character design with rich, textured, long-form storytelling. Young Justice was watched by 25 million unique viewers in each of its two seasons on Cartoon Network.
"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, in a statement "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."
Producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman: Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) will be returning to the series.
In Young Justice, the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in a world of super powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. Used strategically as the secret covert weapon of the Justice League, Nightwing, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and a host of others strive to prove to their legendary mentors, as well as to themselves, that they have what it takes to be heroes.
When Young Justice Season 1 and Season 2 arrived on Netflix, it spurred hope and internet rumors about the possibility of Young Justice Season 3 becoming a reality. Weisman denied that any meetings had taken place between the Young Justice producers and Netflix, but did encourage fans to continue binge-watching the show in order to let it be known that there was still a serious interest in the show. It seems all of that binge-watching paid off, though it is still unclear if Netflix was the network to resurrect Young Justice.
When Young Justice went off the air, it left many plot threads unresolved. Chief among them was the final fate of Kid Flash, Wally West, who apparently sacrificed his life for the greater good in the Young Justice Season 2 Hopefully Young Justice Season 3 will offer some closure on the issue.
Warner Bros. Animation has also launched a new website, YJS3.com, to keep fans up-to-date with the latest information on Young Justice Season 3. Check out official Young Justice Season 3 poster in the gallery below.