The rumors are true: After years of hoping and begging, Young Justice is officially (officially!) returning for a third season. Warner Bros. Animation announced on Monday (November 7) that the fan-favorite animated series, which follows the adventures of young DC Comics heroes, is currently in production on Season 3.
According to the studio, the long-awaited season promises “new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team” — a group that includes DC heroes Nightwing, Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Artemis, Kid Flash, and Miss Martian. Further details about the new season, including a premiere date and network, will be announced at a later time but we know writer/producers Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels) will be returning to the series.
The show originally aired on Cartoon Network but was de facto cancelled in 2013 after two seasons, despite garnering critical acclaim. However, the show continued to build a following upon its release on Netflix, so we’re not counting out the streaming service as a viable forever home for the franchise. (Not to mention, Netflix has Scrooge McDuck money in the bank — it’s not like budget is an issue.)
“The affection that fans have had for Young Justice, and their rallying cry for more episodes, has always resonated with us," Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, said 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.”
Honestly, we’re just excited to see the team back together — somebody needs to drag Wally out of the Speed Force immediately. Hello, Megan!