Warner Bros. Animation has just begun production of season three of Young Justice.
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) November 7, 2016
The press release says it’s “business as usual,” but fans know it’s been a long and arduous road to get to this point — petitions, binge-watching marathons, social media activism — all with the goal of restoring the teen heroes who got cut short just as their story was about to introduce Darkseid.
“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.”
Danica McKellar, who voiced Miss Martian in the first two seasons, posted this on Instagram five days ago:
The internet went abuzz with speculation that it could be a new season of Young Justice, although at that point it was pretty wild speculation, as prospects for new stories seemed dim indeed.
Producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman: Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) will be returning to the series.
Miss Martian is joined by Nightwing, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, and many others in their fight against villains, all the while working to prove themselves to their mentors in the Justice League. The inclusion of Kid Flash in the press release could just be a note about the show’s past, unless the writers have already figured out how to bring him back out of the Speed Force (maybe … a rebirth?… ).
— Yuri Lowenthal (@YuriLowenthal) November 8, 2016
No announcements on cast yet, and now there’s the added schedule conflict with Khary Payton playing Ezekiel on The Walking Dead.
Hey. You. Yeah, you!
You did it.
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) November 7, 2016
There’s also no word on which network will distribute the show. Cartoon Network had the first-run episodes, and Netflix has been home to the two seasons for now. Could Netflix get the third season? Or would the show go back to Cartoon Network, which is a sister company for Warner Bros. Animation (both are owned by Time-Warner).
You asked for it. You got it!
— Brandon Vietti (@BrandonVietti) November 7, 2016
DC Comics artist Christopher Jones noted on Twitter, that there’s no word yet on whether the comic book title would be making a return as well.
But hey. The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series. Anything’s possible, right?