Today subscribers to the DC Universe video and comicbook app will get new episodes of Young Justice for the first time in six years. The cult hit was cancelled after a shortened 2nd season aired it’s finale episode in March of 2013 with Cartoon Network citing poor sales of the toy line based on the show as the primary reason.
Having seen other shows resurrected by exuberant fanbases Young Justice’s fans never gave up rallying behind the show, forming Facebook groups dedicated solely to the show’s return, Twitter Campaigns, and organizing mass rewatchings of the show on Netflix in lieu of showing in the traditional ratings.
Their efforts were rewarded with the announcement in late 2016 that the show would return, though it wasn’t until early 2018 that its new home was revealed to be the brand new DC Universe App.
The fan-led #RenewYoungJustice campaign had given Warner Brothers concrete evidence of the show’s following and shown strong enough for it’s third season “Young Justice: Outsiders” to anchor the new app.
Subscribers to the DCU app have already been rewarded with exclusive Young Justice content before the show’s return by way of Season 1 & 2 episodes enhanced with added commentary from cast, creators, and fans plus a new comic to bridge the gap between seasons.
With the second part of the comic releasing today in advance of the show’s new season becoming available tomorrow, fans are primed and ready for the six year wait to come to an end.
As a middleground between Netflix spoiling us with full season drops and the week-by-week release of DC Universe’s only previously released original show “Titans”, Young Justice’s 13 episode “Outsiders” season looks to be dropping in four blocks with episodes 1-3 tomorrow January 4th, episodes 4-6 January 11th, episodes 7-9 January 18th, and a supersized finale of episodes 10-13 on January 25th. I for one will be waiting up at midnight for the first installment.