If you haven’t heard of this great show by now, you’re missing out. It’s already been on the air for two seasons and is getting critical acclaim everywhere. Those who are looking for nostalgia in TV shows will quickly think of the Teen Titans animated show that aired back in the early 2000s (the current remake shouldn’t count as a show from how terrible it is). To give you some background, Young Justice takes place on an alternate earth with its own specific timeline. The main protectors of the Earth are the Young Justice (League), apprentices of their older mentors. Members like Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Superboy make up some of the cast. While it went over extremely well with die-hards and nostalgic fans alike, Warner Bros. pulled the plug after two seasons in due to its profit issues. Simply, that means that the show wasn’t a viable investment for the studio. Followed by a big social media campaign where people all but begged for the show to be renewed for a third season, whispers of the show coming back were heard in the rumor mill. To add momentum to the rumor, one of the show runners told fans exactly what they could do to help the show be renewed for a third season. Courtesy of comicbook.com:
“The big thing was that the budget for the show was paid for by money we received from Mattel in exchange for the toy license,” Weisman explained on the podcast. “When the toy line for Young Justice failed, the money from Mattel stopped coming in, and there was no money to make the show. It’s that simple.”
“First is the hashtag #KeepBingingYJ, and that’s about Netflix,” he said. Both seasons of Young Justice are on Netflix, and every view counts. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” he said, and continued support of the show, even if that means watching an episode here and there every few days, or each week, will move the needle more than a coordinated effort by fans to all watch on one day. “If you have Netflix already, this is a really inexpensive way to help the show!”
Weisman also pointed out buying current versions of the show on iTunes and digital downloads really help show Warner Brothers that the show has a committed fanbase that’s guaranteed to bring them profitable success. Buying comic books for the characters also help the show come back since both the TV and comic book sector belong to Time Warner. While no official statement has been made, Weisman confirmed there have been ongoing conversations about the future of the show. Season 3’s groundwork has already been laid out and is ready to start development but is waiting for its green light. Never lose hope, comic book fans.