Young Justice

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  • Animation
  • Action/Adventure


Procedural Drama

Created by

  • Brandon Vietti
  • Greg Weisman

Voices of

  • Stephanie Lemelin
  • Jesse McCartney
  • Danica McKellar
  • Nolan North
  • Khary Payton
  • Jason Spisak


  • Kristopher Carter
  • Michael McCuistion
  • Lolita Ritmanis


  • MOI Animation, Inc. (season 1-2)
  • Lotto Animation, Inc. (season 1-2)
  • Digital eMation, Inc. (season 3)
  • DR Movie (season 3)
  • Studio Mir (season 3-4)

Country of origin

United States


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No. of episodes

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This article is about the TV series. For the homonymous tie-in comics, see here.
Don’t call them sidekicks.
— Tagline

Young Justice is an american english animate television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not an adaptation of Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck ‘s Young Justice series of comics, but rather, an adaptation of the stallion DC population with a focus on youthful superheroes. The series follows the lives of adolescent superhero sidekicks, who are members of a fictional superhero team plainly known as the Team, and their relationships with their Justice League mentors. The floor is set at a time where superpowers and superheroes are a relatively recent phenomenon. [ 1 ]


invention and development

sometime between 2008 and early on 2009, just after Greg Weisman had finished producing The Spectacular Spider-Man and Brandon Vietti had directed the DC animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood, [ 2 ] Sam Register approached them to develop an animate series based on the “ fleeceable Lantern ” property. During the result months, the duet developed the premise of a “ covert ops unit ” for this prove, [ 3 ] but due to the delay of the live-action motion picture, the show was put on appreciation for at least a year. Warner Bros. decided to move Weisman and Vietti onto a Space Ghost series, which ultimately did n’t come to fruition either. [ 4 ] Finally, Sam Register told them he wanted a indicate that he described as a “ Young Justice League ”. At first, Weisman and Vietti were identical apprehensive, because Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited had been vastly successful, both critically and commercially, and were relatively late shows. indeed, they took a different route and incorporated their idea of a covert ops whole from the Green Lantern series into this express. Young League was consequently gestate chiefly as a “ spy indicate ”, then a “ coming-of-age usher ”, and ultimately a “ superhero show ”. [ 3 ] Weisman and Vietti then had to find a convincing premise to pitch a show in which the adventures of a team of adolescent sidekicks were more interesting and important than the adventures of the Justice League. This was how they came up with the “ War World scenario ”. As Vietti described it, “ should the War World ever show up on Earth ‘s door step and threaten us with annihilation, the Justice League would be the ones, as expected, to shield the planet from the massive frontal assault. But, by chance, a newly formed, privy group of adolescent covert operatives would sneak into the War World from behind and shut the War World down from the at heart ”. This mind was literally pinned to a bulletin board for two years until it was materialized in the season two episode “ War “. [ 5 ]

universe build and character selection

Warner Bros. assigned Weisman and Vietti to build a new DC universe with a wide align of characters. [ 4 ] So, they asked DC Comics for one of their fresh 52 Earths and were assigned Earth-16, [ 6 ] which was purportedly untapped and “ allowed them to set the rules and conditions for their universe ”. [ 7 ] however, the production team finally became mindful that this world had been partially explored already, [ 8 ] but it was excessively recently to change for another earth, so they chose to ignore that preexistent continuity. [ 6 ] Greg Weisman compiled two lists of characters to assemble their roster—one for the lead adolescent heroes and one for the chief villains. [ 9 ] The heroes list was comprised of over fifty adolescent heroes, ranging from big characters, like Supergirl, to more confuse ones, like the Wonder Twins. They reportedly considered every existing DC adolescent bomber. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] They were besides given a list with four off-limits characters, [ 12 ] namely both Wonder Girls, Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy, Blue Beetle ( Ted Kord ) and Darkseid. [ 13 ] Weisman claimed that they were likely to have used Donna Troy as a court to the original Teen Titans comic series from the 1960s, which featured her as one of the five members. however, this was in very early stages of exploitation, so this hindrance did n’t have any significant consequences. [ 3 ] Halfway through season one, though, every previously off-limits character became available, but at that point it was besides late to include Donna Troy in that temper. [ 4 ] As one of the main themes of the series was going to be “ secrets and lies ”, Weisman and Vietti set out looking for characters that had secrets, which was basically how they settled with Miss Martian and Artemis. [ 3 ] They kept trimming the list down until they had the six leads they felt comfortable with on a variety of levels, ranging from senesce, powers, personality, iconic status and dynamics. [ 4 ] [ 14 ] For the main antagonists, they culled characters from a list of over 100 DC villains. Weisman stated that “ most of the choices were reasonably obvious ”, but they tried to strike some balance by choosing characters with different spheres of influence and resources, among other criteria. [ 15 ] [ 16 ] For example, they settled with Queen Bee largely because she has an entire country in which the villains could hide their nefarious activities. [ 17 ] The character ‘s sex and powers besides weighed in. [ 18 ] Klarion, on the other hand, was chosen over Wotan as the magic-wielding extremity, because Vietti noted that they needed a “ kid ” on their villain team. [ 19 ]

Writing method acting

very early on, the producers outlined the basic diagram that encompassed three seasons, evening though merely one had been ordered. They wanted to have “ a firm sense of where some fib threads were going and where others were ending so that [ they ] could better plan the get down and the middle ”. [ 5 ] Firstly, they outlined the general report and the characters, including general directions for each major character. then they broke down the entire temper on index cards and moved them around on a bulletin board until they had “ a cohesive typeset of stories, creating an bow or tapestry for the integral season ”. This allowed them to not only keep traverse of the respective multilayered plots and subplots, [ 20 ] but besides plant clues along the way that would pay off farther down the telephone line. [ 21 ] This method acting besides included coloring material tease : yellow cards for titles and dates, blue cards for the teens as superheroes, purple cards for the teens in their civilian lives, red cards for the Justice League and green cards for the villains. [ 20 ] Despite the broad overarch plot, Weisman has stated that they strive to make episodes that can “ stand on their own ”. [ 22 ] In other words, each sequence has a self-sufficient story—with a begin, in-between and end—that can be comprehended by any newcomer, regardless of how many episodes they may have missed ahead. He hopes that this will spur the audience to watch every episode that follows and came before that. [ 21 ] This is besides one of the independent reasons why Weisman is against using the “ previously On ” segment in the beginning of each episode. [ 23 ] Weisman stated that in build this universe they followed the like tenets he had used for The Spectacular Spider-Man, which he called “ The Five Cs ” : Contemporary, Cohesive, Coherent, Classic and iconic. [ 24 ] [ 25 ]

voice casting

The creative team held auditions for seven characters : the six main adolescent leads plus Superman, as they wanted the same actor to play both Superman and his knockoff Superboy. For node characters, however, they did not do this. rather, Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and hurl and voice director Jamie Thomason would brainstorm names of actors, whom they knew or had worked with, that would fit a given guest character. [ 4 ] They besides cast actors who had auditioned for the regular characters, such as Crispin Freeman, who had auditioned for Superboy/Superman and was called back to play the versatile Harper clones. [ 22 ] Weisman stated that they made a conscious attempt not to cast actors for characters which they had already voiced in erstwhile projects, therefore as to avoid send comparisons to previous series. [ 26 ] There have been a few exceptions to this, namely Bruce Greenwood, Jeff Bennett, Steve Blum and Ariel Winter, all of whom have reprised characters from previous projects. The producers even balked at casting any of the chief actors from Teen Titans for the independent leads, because they wanted to make it open that Young Justice was set in a different universe, and casting those actors, even for different roles, could potentially mislead the viewers. [ 27 ] An exception was obviously made for Khary Payton to play Aqualad .

Character design

Every quality was designed by Phil Bourassa, who joined the production team in the spring of 2009 after working on Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths. Brandon Vietti, who did the majority of the art direct, insisted in grounding the visuals of the show in a “ credible and realistic feeling world ”, so both worked in concert to develop the more modern, realistic design sensibility for every character. [ 28 ] Sportsmaster has been often cited as their crown accomplishment is this see. wide known as a bum character in the comics, Vietti and Bourassa set out to make him look “ 100 % pure badass at first base glance ” and consistent with the ground tone of the series. In order to do indeed, they incorporated the sports subject in his costume, but in a way that would make his outfit practical and besides intimidating. [ 5 ] Vietti was adamant from the begin to avoid giving the stamp that the heroes “ shop class at the same memory for their clothes ”. Each costume needed a singular tailoring, all the while reflecting the wearer ‘s personality, physical needs, and traditional DC population look. He cited Aqualad and Robin as the best two examples of this dogma :

“ Aqualad ‘s outfit is about seamless and glistening to convey a slick and textureless material designed to cut through water fast. Robin, on the other hand, has a costume that ‘s all about seams and padding. When fighting crime on the streets of Gotham it just makes sense to wear protection. Robin ‘s costume seams imply reinforced sewing and sew in materials designed to protect the body during street fights or even stop a bullet. ”

Vietti intended this variation between texture and tailoring in the costumes to not alone establish the tag of realism needed to match the tone of this brand-new universe, but besides to visually differentiate the usher from every preceding DC animated visualize. [ 29 ] Phil Bourassa stated that DC Comics was largely identical open to and supportive of his interpretation of the characters and have given them a batch of latitude when it comes to the ocular guidance of the show. [ 30 ] In September 2011, Bourassa won a Primetime Emmy award for Individual Achievement in Animation for his character design work in “ Independence Day “. [ 31 ]

voice recording

Like most animate series, Young Justice recorded their actors in group sessions, [ 32 ] which typically lasted three to four hours. There were occasions when, due to conflicting schedules, an actor recorded their lines individually. [ 33 ] Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti oversaw every session, alongside their voice director Jamie Thomason, in order to make surely that what they recorded what was “ intended and needed ”. Weisman has described this as one of the most important and fun parts of the process. [ 34 ]


The animation was done by two korean studios, MOI Animation, Inc. and Lotto Animation, Inc., which alternated episodes between themselves. Brandon Vietti remarked that circumscribing the phone number of animation studios was meant to avoid fluctuate timbre and consistency, as the more studios are involved in the animation, the higher the risk of inconsistent vivification is. [ 20 ]

melodious score and audio effects

The score for Young Justice was composed by Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Kristopher Carter, who are jointly known as the “ Dynamic Music Partners ” and had previously collaborated with Greg Weisman on The Spectacular Spider-Man. When Weisman and Brandon Vietti approached the group to score the series, they made it clear they did not want a traditional score for the usher. [ 35 ] Vietti wanted a score that was “ less about big music from traditional instruments, and more about electronic legal effects creating air and temper ”. Weisman added that the express “ was going to play edgier – more like a spy thriller. [ 36 ] The sound effects were provided by Audio Circus, Inc .

official announcement and debut

early on reports of the prove began to surface in belated 2009, when an actor who had auditioned for Aqualad tweeted a mental picture of himself holding artwork of the character. [ 37 ] The inexplicable change in the fictional character ‘s ethnicity sparked huge negative backfire on the Internet, as it was ( prematurely ) perceived as shallow tokenism. [ 22 ] In January of the play along class, Stephanie Lemelin announced on her blog that she had been cast as “ Arrowette ” on “ Young Justice League ”, but she removed the issue curtly afterwards. [ 38 ] besides in the same calendar month, a post horse on ActionFigureInsider reported that Warner Bros. had three shows in development, one of which was called “ Young Justice ”. [ 39 ] [ 40 ] On April 21, Young Justice was officially announced at Cartoon Network ‘s Upfront presentation. [ 41 ] On July 23, at San Diego Comic-Con, Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti shared some broad details about the premise of the show. [ 7 ] Two months late, at New York Comic Con, Weisman and Vietti showed two clips from the first sequence. [ 42 ] On November 26, the first base two episodes of the series, “ Independence Day “ and “ Fireworks “, premiered on Cartoon Network as a particular one hour event, attracting more than 2.5 million viewers. [ 43 ] production on the first season officially ended one class former, on November 21, 2011. [ 20 ]



The first two seasons of Young Justice were marred with a byzantine and highly irregular broadcasting history. Following a near two-month gap between the sneak peek and the official premier of the even series, Cartoon Network aired the first nine episodes of season one on the Friday afternoon slot from January to March 2011. The series was scheduled to return with “ Targets “ on June 3, [ 44 ] but it was postponed for unknown reasons. [ 45 ] The ongoing hiatus lasted six months, making it the longest bankrupt in the history of the usher ‘s play. The serial finally resumed airing in September 2011 for nine more episodes, only to be plunged in however another separate after the circulate of “ Secrets “. Three and a half months late, the read returned with “ Misplaced “, as a part of the DC Nation programming block in the Saturday dawn timeslot. [ 46 ] It aired 15 episodes, segueing into the second gear season with no breaks, until June 2012, when it was pulled again from the air. about four months later, CN aired two more episodes in September, but in an inexplicable last infinitesimal switch that preempted the stallion schedule of October, [ 47 ] the show was put in another foramen for three more months, making up roughly seven months in which entirely two episodes aired. In January 2013, the remaining 11 episodes of season two aired uninterruptedly. overall, the first two seasons of Young Justice took two years, three months and 18 days to air all of their 46 episodes .


On January 28, 2013 when Young Justice was airing the survive episodes of its moment temper, Cartoon Network announced its fall schedule, which did n’t include Young Justice or Green Lantern: The Animated Series as returning series. [ 48 ] This heralded the cancellation of both shows and fan protests were blatant. [ 49 ] In reaction to this, two Cartoon Network representatives issued comments about the absence of both shows from their approaching line-up :

“ Shows will run their courses, others will premiere – but we are not canceling anything, and those two serial are hush on our air. ” “ [ We ] inactive have premieres for both those shows and are committed to excellent action scheduling and are very activated about ‘Beware the Batman. ‘ ” [ 50 ]

While this did n’t precisely confirm the shows ‘ cancellation, it did n’t confirm that they would return finally either. Fans organized several campaigns to demonstrate Cartoon Network and Warner Brothers their corroborate for both Young Justice and Green Lantern: TAS, which included donating toys to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, [ 51 ] a Facebook page, on-line petitions, a letter writing crusade, a Fans Tribute video recording, [ 52 ] sending Reach bottles, blue flowers, domino masks, and merchandise receipts to Warner Brothers, [ 53 ] and, most notably, eight Twitter campaigns. [ 54 ] [ 55 ] [ 56 ] [ 57 ] [ 58 ] [ 59 ] [ 60 ] [ 61 ] Six of those campaigns managed to get their assigned hashtags trending internationally [ 62 ] [ 63 ] [ 64 ] [ 65 ] [ 66 ] [ 67 ] [ 68 ] and even worldwide on four occasions. [ 69 ] [ 70 ] [ 71 ] [ 72 ] The hashtag # YoungJustice besides trended on two occasions, in accession to the intended ones. [ 66 ] [ 73 ] concisely after the season finales of Young Justice and Green Lantern: TAS, a startup company called “ my usher Must Go On ” ( SMGO ) took it upon themselves to launch a crowdfunding campaign to save both shows, once they got license from Warner Brothers. [ 74 ] A merging was scheduled for April 11, and, according to SMGO, Warner Brothers turned them down because they did n’t think SMGO could reach their goals. however, SMGO decided to enter the fund-raise phase anyhow to attempt to get $ 10 million, but this time to revive only Young Justice. [ 75 ] SMGO managed to raise $ 33,700 in 18 days, but momentum promptly dissipated [ 76 ] and by the end of the campaign, three months former, they had reached only 0.4 % of their goal ( $ 43,090 by 475 pledgers ). [ 77 ]

Despite the high ratings of Young Justice [ 78 ] [ 79 ] [ 80 ] [ 81 ] [ 82 ] [ 83 ] and its senior high school ranking on iTunes ‘ lead Animation TV Episodes [ 84 ] [ 85 ] [ 86 ] [ 87 ] [ 88 ] [ 89 ] [ 90 ] [ 91 ] [ 92 ] [ 93 ] [ 94 ] [ 95 ] [ 96 ] and Top TV Episodes charts, [ 97 ] [ 98 ] neither Warner Brothers nor Cartoon Network ever officially acknowledged or addressed this wave of sports fan exclaim. Nevertheless, the fandom ‘s indefatigable efforts did not go unnoticed. On November 13, an episode of Teen Titans Go! competently called “ Sidekick “ featured a reference to the # SaveYoungJustice campaign. [ 99 ] Young_Justice_Meets_Teen_Titans_GO! Young Justice Meets Teen Titans GO !
During the follow months, fan excitement finally waned, but it never went completely away, as nods and references to the show occasionally resurfaced. On July 28, 2014 at the San Diego Comic-Con, Teen Titans Go! manufacturer Aaron Horvath announced a Young Justice crossover episode. [ 100 ] [ 101 ] The sequence titled “ Let ‘s Get Serious “ aired on February 26, 2015 and it featured Aqualad, with Khary Payton reprising the character, chastising the Titans for not being dangerous superheroes. Superboy and Miss Martian besides appeared in non-speaking roles. In January 2015, The elected the cancellation of Young Justice as the “ Most madden moment of 2014 ”, despite being over one year after the ordeal. [ 102 ] Later that year, on August 18, ComicBook NOW! tweeted the words “ Renew Young Justice ” attached to the hashtag # MakeLifeBetterIn3Words that was trending at that time. [ 103 ] Greg Weisman retweeted that post [ 104 ] and that obviously prompted ComicBook NOW! to push for a Twitter rally for the follow day to get the hashtag # RenewYoungJustice swerve, [ 105 ] [ 106 ] which it did worldwide with over 32,400 tweets, [ 107 ] once again reigniting discussion about the usher. [ 108 ] Greg Weisman has gone on record to say that the independent argue for the show ‘s cancellation was wholly monetary. basically, due to the box office failure of the Green Lantern movie, Mattel cancelled their entire DC play line, which included the Young Justice toy line that financed the series. [ 109 ] [ 110 ] [ 111 ]


On February 1, 2016 when the second base season began streaming on Netflix, Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman galvanized fans to show their support for the show ‘s revival by watching it and buying its trade. [ 112 ] [ 113 ] Voice actor Khary Payton ( Aqualad ) posted a tweet endorsing the enterprise [ 114 ] and late another one saying he had a “ dependable feel ” about a likely third base season. [ 115 ] Fans soon organized a Twitter campaign to get the hashtag # RenewYoungJustice to course on February 16. [ 116 ] One day later, a report resurfaced claiming that Netflix was considering reviving Young Justice for a third season based on its viewership numbers. [ 117 ] On that like day, articulation actress Danica McKellar ( Miss Martian ) urged fans to keep watching the show on Netflix and drift # RenewYoungJustice. [ 118 ] On the following day, she tweeted a radio link to the Young Justice Needs a Season 3 Facebook page that by then had accrued over 400,000 likes. [ 119 ] Eric Lopez ( Blue Beetle ) besides tweeted his support [ 120 ] and McKellar kept touting the campaign. [ 121 ] [ 122 ] Following this, Greg Weisman exhorted fans to watch the show repeatedly on Netflix and broaden the fanbase, using the hashtag # KeepBingingYJ as the crusade ‘s mission argument. [ 123 ] [ 124 ] Cameron Bowen ( Robin ) besides chimed in his boost [ 125 ] and Danica McKellar paired with Stephanie Lemelin ( Artemis ) to marshal more fans into action. [ 126 ] On February 27, while promoting his new animated film LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Brandon Vietti told that he would love to work on more episodes of Young Justice and teased the future of the display. This quickly became a trending topic on Facebook. [ 127 ] [ 128 ] During the subsequent days, more support tweets ensued from assorted hurl and gang members, such as Jason Marsden ( Impulse ), [ 129 ] [ 130 ] Khary Payton, [ 131 ] [ 132 ] Nolan North ( Superboy ), [ 133 ] Crispin Freeman ( Red Arrow ), [ 134 ] [ 135 ] Danica McKellar, [ 136 ] [ 137 ] Jason Spisak ( Kid Flash ), [ 138 ] [ 139 ] [ 140 ] [ 141 ] Marina Sirtis ( Queen Bee ), [ 142 ] Christopher Jones, [ 143 ] Vanessa Marshall ( Black Canary ), [ 144 ] Peter David [ 145 ] and Yuri Lowenthal ( Lagoon Boy ). [ 146 ] On March 5, fans managed to get the hashtag # KeepBingingYJ trending worldwide on another Twitter muster. [ 147 ] [ 148 ] Weisman repeatedly stressed out the importance of continuity and that this was a long haul campaign. [ 149 ] [ 150 ] [ 151 ] [ 152 ] [ 153 ] [ 154 ] [ 155 ] [ 156 ] [ 157 ] [ 158 ] several promote conversations with Netflix ‘s Customer Service were made public, which fostered optimism and motivation to keep campaign. [ 159 ] [ 160 ] [ 161 ] [ 162 ] [ 163 ] [ 164 ] [ 165 ] During this nine-month campaign, the show trended several times on Netflix. [ 166 ] [ 167 ] [ 168 ] [ 169 ] [ 170 ] [ 171 ] [ 172 ] [ 173 ] [ 174 ] [ 175 ] [ 176 ] [ 177 ] [ 178 ] [ 179 ] [ 180 ] [ 181 ] [ 182 ] [ 183 ] [ 184 ] [ 185 ] once again, these efforts did not go unnoticed, and the gorge political campaign made it to the newspaper comic strip Candorville, on September 3. [ 186 ] ultimately, over three years after the cancellation of Young Justice, on November 7, 2016 Warner Brothers issued a crusade release announcing the production of a third base season of the series, with the original showrunners Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman back at the helm :

distillery Nobody ‘s Sidekick : Warner Bros. vivification Begins Production on Season 3 of “ Young Justice, ” Based on the Iconic DC Super Heroes The team is back and it ‘s “ commercial enterprise as common. ” Warner Bros. Animation has begun output on a third season of all-new episodes of the acclaim hit, action-animated series “ Young Justice, ” based on the characters from DC Entertainment. Season three promises new twists, turns and dangerous new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to ultimately continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes. Further details about the new season — including premier date and network spouse — will be announced at a belated time. Heralded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “ 9 Best Animated television receiver Series Drawn from Comics, ” “ Young Justice ” has been equally praised by critics and viewers for its impressive visuals and rich storytelling. The series reached more than 25 million alone 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. “ We are excited to bring the show back for this firm fanbase and to provide an opportunity for new viewers to discover this excellent series. ” Producers Brandon Vietti ( Batman : Under the Red Hood, Superman : doom ) and Greg Weisman ( Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles ) will be returning to the series. In “ Young Justice, ” the adolescent Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of senesce in a world of extremely powers, Super-Villains and ace secrets. Used strategically as the privy covert weapon of the Justice League, Nightwing, Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and a host of others endeavor to prove to their fabled mentors, equally well as to themselves, that they have what it takes to be heroes .
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# YoungJustice quickly became a worldwide trending subject that day on Facebook [ 188 ] and on Twitter, [ 189 ] [ 190 ] even becoming a Twitter Moment. [ 191 ] In the follow day, # YoungJustice trended again on Twitter with 35,803 tweets. [ 192 ] [ 193 ] initially, there was no announcement about where the picture would air, but according to Greg Weisman, “ [ Warner Brothers executives ] have confidence [ … ] that wherever it winds up and whatever merchandise they may or may not finally release or license, they ‘ll still make a profit. That ‘s based on what the fans proved over the last few years. ” [ 194 ] On April 25, 2017 DC Comics announced that the third season would be titled Young Justice: Outsiders and released in 2018 on an approaching “ DC-Branded Digital Service “. [ 195 ] A year by and by, however, the release date was pushed to 2019. [ 196 ] On November 16, the free date was announced for January 4, 2019 .


sequence titles

Series godhead Greg Weisman has spoken about the appointment of episodes, saying that “ [ his ] leaning has always been for one give voice titles ”, as 36 out of 46 episodes of both seasons together have been ( including the hyphenate title “ Drop-Zone “ ). [ 198 ] The titles normally have layered allusions, referring to more than their misprint meanings. This prototype, however, changed for the third season, in which the majority of the episodes have more than one discussion. This was due to the fact that all 26 titles make up an word square, so they were created to fit the mean hide message. As Weisman explained, “ because we knew what letter had to start each title, and because we had arcs within the series that each—in theory—had their own title system, it was more about the three of us, i.e. myself, Brandon and the writer of the individual handwriting, coming up with the best entitle of any length that ( a ) had plangency for the sequence, ( bacillus ) began with the correct letter of the alphabet, and ( c ) fit the title scheme for the individual three or four episode bow that the episode was part of. ” [ 199 ]

Opening sequence

Animated by MOI Animation, Inc. and WUT IT IS, the open sequence starts off with close-ups of the main mold and then dissolves into a collage of assorted scenes featuring the heroes in action. This footage was created either for promotional purposes or specifically for the chief title. [ 200 ] The end of each independent entitle besides features clips from its respective episode. The sequence is 20 seconds retentive, which was mandated by the network. [ 201 ] Finally, the theme music is largely synth. [ 202 ] The extra one hour event did n’t feature an opening sequence. From “ Misplaced “ ahead, the hatchway was shortened to buy time for the DC Nation shorts. [ 203 ] It can even be seen on the episodes ‘ HD versions for season one. As of season two, there is no opening sequence ; just the deed card .

conclusion credits and post-credits scenes

Beginning with the read ‘s third gear temper, each episode began to feature unique scenes during the end credits. These are either still shots or animated loops, normally accompanied by music, voiced dialogue and/or voice effects. Some episodes besides feature post-credits scenes .

Number 16

Main article: 16

The number 16 appears frequently in the mythology of the series. It is more prominently featured on timestamps, but it besides appears through elusive subterfuges, such as units of time, ages and designations. It likely refers to the fact that this series takes station on Earth-16, but its meaning, if any, remains to be revealed .

Main article: Timestamp

Both the series and its companion comics feature timestamps in order to maintain an established timeline. Each timestamp indicates the stream date, meter and localization, and normally appear when the location of scenes are changed. According to Greg Weisman, the timestamps are meant to ground the show in the consequence, allowing viewers to realize how much time has passed between episodes. It is besides the future coherent step from what he tried to do on The Spectacular Spider-Man, [ 204 ] in which the timeline could be inferred by seasonal holidays. Weisman has since expressed amusing repent over the consumption of this device, due to the adversity of keeping track of timezones and having to do calculations. [ 17 ] [ 205 ]


Season one

Main article: Season one

The first season of Young Justice follows the origins of the Team, starting from July 4. The season then proceeds through the Team ‘s missions, and how they interact with one another on and off duty. The independent antagonist for the series is the Light. Greg Weisman has stated that the overall theme of this season is “ secrets and lies, and besides independence. ” [ 206 ]

Season two

A second temper in the form of a ten-spot episode serial was confirmed shortly after the testify ‘s regular let go of in early 2011, [ 207 ] before being picked up for 20 episodes alternatively. [ 208 ] The series began airing on Cartoon Network on April 28, 2012, with “ happy New Year “. The series takes place five years after the first base season, and follows an expand team led by Nightwing, as they must deal with an estrange invasion. newly introduced characters include Blue Beetle, Wonder Girl, a new Robin, Impulse, and farther down the occupation Static. Several early child characters from season one receive stepped into their hero roles, including Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, La’gaan as Lagoon Boy, Garfield Logan as Beast Boy, Karen Beecher as Bumblebee, and finally Mal Duncan as Guardian. Regarding the expanded regular hurl, the showrunners held auditions for the characters of Blue Beetle, Robin, Impulse, and Static. [ 12 ] [ 209 ] however, due to previous leaks, [ 37 ] [ 38 ] security system measures were increased and the auditions were held under the guise of a assumed show dubbed Cloud Ninja. [ 12 ] [ 22 ] As for Wonder Girl, the producers cast Mae Whitman based on her season one hearing for Miss Martian. [ 209 ]

Season three

The third season was announced on November 7, 2016, with master series creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti returning to produce. The beginning three episodes debuted on January 4, 2019, on the DC Universe streaming service. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the Team will “ conflict meta-human traffic to protect a society get in the crossfire of a genetic arms race. ” [ 210 ]

Season four

The fourth season was announced on July 20, 2019 during the DC Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con. [ 211 ] This temper consists of 26 episodes, divided into mini-arcs that each focus on a character from the team in season one. [ 212 ] In addition, HBO Max now serves as the read ‘s streaming platform, superseding DC Universe. The first two episodes of Phantoms aired on October 21, 2021, on HBO Max.

Audio play

Main article: The Prize

The fourth temper was preceded by a canonic sound recording act written by Greg Weisman and performed by members of the show ‘s voice cast for the DC FanDome 2020 on-line event. The play was touted as the first episode of season 3.9, and serves as a prologue to the fourthly season .


A link amusing further explores the characters and locations of the television receiver series, published by DC ‘s Johnny DC imprint. The first issues were written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, with Mike Norton providing the art. Christopher Jones took over art duties with # 5, and Greg Weisman and Kevin Hopps started writing from # 7, after having done the zero issue .

Video game

In 2013, the video game Young Justice: Legacy was released by Little Orbit and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game ‘s story was supervised by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti and covers some identify events that took place between seasons one and two. numerous members of the show ‘s voice cast reprised their roles .

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