The DC animated show, Young Justice, will be given a second chance at life with a possible third season – but only if Netflix’s executives see avid fans still continually consuming the first two seasons on the streaming service.
Originally aired on Cartoon Network for only two seasons, Young Justice is one of the many DC television shows to last only a few seasons but to further get a cult following. Batman: The Animated Series has held the hearts of fans due to Mark Hamill’s lending of his famed voice and cackle to the joker. Not to mention, the show boasts the first appearance of the now commercialized Harley Quinn. Even the popular Teen Titans! got a revival seven years after its finale, with a newly titled Teen Titans Go! It is not out of the question for another DC series to use its clout and following for yet another renewal.
In our innovative streaming service world, shows that meet an abrupt end after one or a few seasons now have new network platforms to call home. For Young Justice, Netflix might be its new oasis. The show’s fans have reason for hope – but they are still not in the clearing quite yet.
Over the past weeks, there have been hints at the series’ possible restoration, with writer Peter David’s statements as the most prominent. On Reddit, a user claimed to have a conversation with the writer at the “Terrificon” convention in Connecticut. The user reported that David confirmed the show’s cancellation was due to lack of toy sales, but that Netflix met with him over a possible season three and beyond of the series. Needless to say, fans took the highly-coveted information and ran.
David quickly clarified on his own website that he himself did not have a meeting with Netflix – but that he had spoken with series creator Greg Weisman a few weeks before. He claimed Weisman had said that, “Netflix is seriously considering ordering a third season because they’re impressed with how much people are watching it. So if you want to make it happen, keep on doing that.”
David further explained the “headache” the one “Terrificon” guest had created over the whole ordeal and misquoting, but that the only real resulted problem was that fans might stop watching the first two seasons on Netflix if they think the show’s third season is for sure a go. Thus, David ended his blog entry with, “So I will say it once more: It is NOT a done deal. So continue watching Young Justice if you want to have a hope of a third season.”
Weisman, via Twitter, came to back David up, confirming that Netflix was in talks and possible meetings – but that a meeting was “not a greenlight.” So if fans want their third season, they have the key (or better yet – “the remote”) to the possibility – but will it be enough?
Young Justice stars a band of DC superheroes, or rather – the superheroes’ sidekicks. Determined to prove their worth, Robin, Superboy, Artemis, Miss Martian, Kid Flash, and Aqualad round up the adolescent bunch, founding the “Young Justice” league – ala their mentors’ original “Justice League.” Catch the first two seasons on Netflix and give the fan-favorite a chance at revival – after all, the “Young” Justice league is not getting any younger.