'Young Justice: Outsiders' sees the return of our favorite superheroes after a six-year hiatus
We can expect greater depth of story with darker plot lines in the new season as the show frees itself from the shackles of broadcast television and tries to attract a new fanbase
'Young Justice' gained a tremendous fan-following across the globe after it burst onto the superhero scene with an hour-long special on November 26th, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of famous superhero sidekicks Robin, Kid Flash and Aqualad who, after being groomed to fight crime, form their own league with the guidance of their mentors Batman, Flash, and Aquaman, to name a few.
The show grew even more popular with the release of season 2 in April 2012. Unfortunately, due to poor merchandise sales, which was the main source of funding for the show, Cartoon Network didn't renew DC's contract and 'Young Justice' met with an early end.
However, a lot has changed since, and DC no longer needs other networks to air their shows thanks to their own streaming platform 'DC Universe'. Now, nearly six years after its abrupt cancellation, 'Young Justice' is back with a brand new third season and the first three episodes premiered on January 4.
'Young Justice: Outsiders' picks up the story two years after the events of season 2 which ended with our heroes defeating the Reach — an alien race who waged war against the inhabitants of Earth.
We see that our heroes have grown up and, while some have left the team, a few new members have taken their place including Black Lightning, Arrowette, Rocket, Static, and Oracle. The season's title 'Outsiders' could well be a reference to the newer memebers of the team such as Nightwing, Superman, Superboy, Forager, Tigress, Halo & Geo-Force.
We can expect a greater depth of story with darker plotlines in the new season as the show tries to attract a new fanbase and frees itself from the shackles of broadcast television.
The next three episodes of 'Young Justice: Outsiders' air on Friday, January 11 on DC Universe.