SDCC 2019: 'Young Justice' season 4 confirmed at DC Universe panel, will feature Apokolips, Lex Luthor, more secrets and lies
Co-creator Greg Weisman revealed the renewal by simply holding up four fingers. Speaking to fans, he said, “We are incredibly grateful." He spoke about how they built up the team within the show and how he wanted characters "that had secrets, who would tell lies; characters with and without powers."
Both Disney+ and DC Universe revealed a ton of information during their panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Fans of the hit animated series ‘Young Justice’ got a special treat as the DC Universe panel confirmed the show has been renewed for a fourth season.
The show’s third season is currently ongoing but fans will be happy to know that the hit series will not be ending any time soon. ‘Young Justice’ has shaped up to be one of DC’s most popular properties. The show follows the adventures of a group of young heroes, mostly former sidekicks of Justice League members, who act as a covert ops team taking on important missions on the behalf of the League.
Co-creator Greg Weisman revealed the renewal by simply holding up four fingers. “It would not be back without you guys,” Weisman said, speaking to the fans. “We are incredibly grateful." He went on to talk about how they built up the team within the show and how he wanted characters "that had secrets, who would tell lies; characters with and without powers."
He also mentioned that he and co-creator Brandon Vietti have a timeline and that some of their characters are now getting too old for the team. "Difficult things are gonna happen to some of our cast," Weisman teased.
While that’s not great news for our young heroes, who have been through their fair share of drama and heartbreak, Nightwing, Aqualad, and their fellow teammates have proven time and again that they can handle anything that’s thrown at them.
The creators also teased that “there will be more secrets and lies” in the show moving forward, not that ‘Young Justice’ has suffered from any shortage of those.
The new season will also feature more of the desolate world Apokolips and its evil tyrant Darkseid, who first appeared in a cameo at the end of ‘Young Justice: Invasion’, the second season of the series. The creators revealed they had intentionally kept the Apokolips storyline, which has been building up since the first season, on a “slow burn” as they wanted to bring it up gradually season by season.
Darkseid’s loyal lieutenant and leader of the Female Furies, Granny Goodness, made an appearance in the show’s ongoing third season ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’. Superman's arch-enemy Lex Luthor has given the ‘Young Justice’ heroes a lot of grief since the very first season and in Season 4 we'll continue to get more of their conflict.
The creators revealed that the upcoming season will explore Luthor’s plans and Beast Boy's efforts to take him down. The 19th episode of ‘Young Justice: Outsiders’, titled ‘Early Warning’, will be arriving on DC Universe, the streaming service, July 23. The title and release date for the fourth season is yet to be revealed but we can probably hope to get that information before the third season ends.