When the incredibly popular Young Justice was abruptly cancelled in 2013, fans waged a war on Cartoon Network, endlessly voicing their desire to see the animated series revived. And when its two seasons were added to Netflix, the show's popularity skyrocketed to even greater heights. Fortunately, DC took notice, announcing that the show would return for a highly-anticipated third season, titled Young Justice: Outsiders.
Now we finally have our first look at the new season. The show's creators, Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman and Phil Bourasama, all gathered at #SDCC2017 for a Q&A, unveiling exclusive information and the official eoisode count for Young Justice: Outsiders. Here are the biggest takeaways:
'Young Justice' Season 3 Episode Count Revealed, And It's The Biggest Yet
When Young Justice hit Netflix, fans binged the series from start to finish. With more than 20 episodes per season, there was a lot of Young Justice to enjoy. And now there will be a lot more, as Season 3 will consist of a whopping 26 episodes.
According to the showrunners, 10 episodes have already been produced, with 10 more on the way.
New Characters Revealed For Season 3
Young Justice Season 1 followed the escapades of iconic young superheroes like Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian, Artemis and Superboy as they set out to prove to the Justice League that they can fend for themselves. Undoubtedly, the biggest talking point of the panel was the Season 3 concept art, which revealed a host of new characters, as well as new designs for already established characters. Check them out below:
Amongst the familiar faces of Arsenal, Robin and Beast Boy, we can see new faces such as Arrowette (the character beside Arsenal dressed all in red), Spoiler (the mysterious figure between Wonder Girl and Blue Beetle) and a new original character named Thirteen (the woman dressed in military gear between Blue Beetle and Arrowette). While not much is known about their roles, it will definitely be interesting to see how they factor into the already loaded team of #superheroes.
Along with the new faces, our favorite heroes from the previous two seasons will be returning as well. The most intriguing of all the pictured characters is Impulse, who has now taken up the Kid Flash mantle in the wake of Wally's absence. While the producers remained tightlipped about his disappearance, it will be interesting to see if our beloved Kid Flash returns to us in Outsiders.
As for the rest of the heroes, it's possible that they will be even more mature than before, as it was also revealed that show will adopt a more adult tone — due to the fact that is now on a streaming service:
Speaking of those beloved fan-favorites, we also got a sneak peek of main characters Artemis, Nightwing, Aqualad and Superboy. The most interesting thing here is that they all seem to be wearing variations of a Black Ops-style uniforms. Check them out below:
The Future Of 'Young Justice'
Without a doubt, the return of Young Justice is something we have all wanted to see for a very long time. And now that the revival is upon us, many of us were left wondering if it would simply be one and done, or if the show truly has a future beyond the revival Season.
Thankfully, it appears that we should be prepared to keep watching new episodes of Young Justice for years to come, as the showrunners don't have any plans of ending the show after Outsiders. According to the showrunners, they have already mapped out plans for Seasons 4 and 5, and clues for the future storylines will be hidden within Season 3.
As Season 2 (Invasion) took a time jump and expanded its cast, it will be interesting to see how #YoungJusticeOutsiders sets itself apart from the previous two seasons. We'll find out when Season 3 of Young Justice debuts alongside a live-action Titans #TV series on DC's brand new digital streaming service. And after all these incredible reveals, anticipation couldn't be higher!
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