With all the superhero related movies coming up, it's the golden age for superhero fans. But before the hype from the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice can really sink in, some DC Comic fans were absolutely in love with the 2010 Cartoon Network television series Young Justice.
It broke many fans' hearts to watch the last episode of the second season and even more so to find out that their favorite show would not be renewed for a third season.
Ever since the show's cancellation in 2013, fans have stayed dedicated on social media by sharing petitions and trying to get enough support to bring the show back to find out what happens to our group of young heroes. With 2016 signifying the beginning of the golden age of superhero fans, it seems that there's still hope.
Fans are able to enjoy the first and second seasons of Young Justice on Netflix. With the amount of attention that the television series has gotten from fans, as well as creators and actors, the video on demand provider is considering commissioning Warner Brothers Animation for the highly desired third season.https://twitter.com/GameOverGreggy/status/700420462195544064
According to Young Justice illustrator Christopher Jones' blog, there are a couple of different ways to show Netflix that fans REALLY want a third season.
"There IS an interest in making new episodes of Young Justice," Jones wrote. "It just requires a convincing argument that new episodes could be more profitable than the show was when Cartoon Network originally passed on that third season. THAT'S why this Netflix is so important."
So how can people prove to DC, Warner Bros, and Netflix that this third season needs to happen? Conveniently there are three things you can do:
Buy digital copies of the Young Justice merchandise- One of the major factors that contributed to the cancellation of the series was the fact that the toy line was not as popular as DC had hoped. If you don't already own copies of the show, consider buying them! Or even buy the electronic copies of the Young Justice comics. It might not be the television series you already love, but you get to still see the characters the way they were drawn for the show encountering a variety of different adventures.
Use the hashtag #KeepBingingYJ - Young Justice producer Greg Weisman has been supportive of a third season of the show. Using this particular hashtag on social media not only keeps the topic on people's minds, but it could also be the motivating factor for DC and Warner Bros to approve a third season.https://twitter.com/Greg_Weisman/status/710326342168879104
Most importantly, BINGE Young Justice on Netflix! - Netflix is streaming both seasons for its users to enjoy. If enough people are showing interest in the show, or even nicely mentioning to customer service that a third season would be something they're interested in, it can seriously help speed up the conversation of a possible third season. Netflix has been HUGE to superhero fans, with the original series of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. If Netflix sees that there is a legitimate interest for people to watch Young Justice, it could really help give fans what they've been waiting for.
Now, if you're a fan of superheroes and for some reason might not be watching this television series, I can give you three reasons to start watching.
1.An amazing, diverse cast.
With this group of superheroes, one of the most important things is to get actors who bring the characters to life and portray their characters well. There are a variety of different people involved with the show, which makes sense with how many characters exist within the Justice League / Teen Titans universes.
But if you're a fan of voice actors like Nolan North, Bruce Greenwood, or Khary Payton, you get to hear them bringing their respective characters of Superboy, Batman, and Aquadlad to life like never before. There's even some incredible work by Jesse McCartney, who voices Dick Grayson, and involvement by big names like Tim Curry and Maggie Q.
2. It's not just following the story of one of the "popular" young superheroes.
One of the struggles of any ensemble superhero story is that the storyline seems to follow the life of one character over the rest. Young Justice allows viewers to see the development of a variety of the characters, not just the prominent names like Superboy or Robin.
We get to learn about the life of M'gann, who is the niece of Martian Manhunter, get the crazy story behind the life of Kaldur'ahm, or Aqualad, and see the intense story line of what exactly happens to Roy Harper. Although there is the focus on the core superheroes from the first season, there is a way for new characters to be introduced and incorporated into the major storyline without overwhelming viewers. We even get to learn about Artemis, discover the powers of Zatanna Zatara, and fall in love with the witty Wally West.
3. Most of all, it's a good story.
As a fan of good superhero stories, I know a good story when I see one. Many fans my age grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series or Justice League, where we could watch amazing interpretations of our favorites in a way that did the characters justice. Young Justice is just like that by presenting viewers with realistic, reasonable visual interpretations of the young heroes in a cohesive, coherent story line. The stories all make sense for the characters and all are reasonable within the context of each separate character's story arc or development.
There are a variety of different twist and turns on characters we know and love in this show. There's many moments where you're laughing at the ridiculousness of the characters' antics or just absolutely feeling the pain of some of the struggles and losses the characters feel. There's a lot of spoilers I could put in here that make this show so good, but honestly you need to watch it and discover your own favorite parts.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend, put on some Netflix and Keep Binging Young Justice!