'Young Justice' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the hit animated show

The upcoming season promises more trouble for the show's young heroes and the arrival of Darkseid and a plethora of other villains


                            'Young Justice' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the hit animated show

Since its debut back in 2010, 'Young Justice' has become one of the most popular DC animated shows ever and with good reason. The show, which follows the adventures of a group of young heroes (mostly former sidekicks of Justice League members), is extremely smart, well-written, and a total treat for fans of the comic books. So it's not very surprising that the series has been renewed for a fourth season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming season:

Release Date

'Young Justice' Season 4 will stream on DC Universe. The release date hasn't been made public yet but we'll be sure to bring you the update as soon as it arrives.

Plot

The new season is set to feature more of the desolate world of Apokolips and its evil tyrant Darkseid. The dark god first appeared in a cameo at the end of 'Young Justice: Invasion', the second season of the series. The Apokolips storyline has been building up since the first season and we might finally get to see it reach a climax in season four.

Darkseid isn’t the only enemy the team will have to worry about. Superman's arch-enemy Lex Luthor along with his allies, the Light, has given the 'Young Justice' heroes a lot of grief since the very first season and in season four we'll continue to get more of their conflict.

The creators have revealed that the upcoming season will explore Luthor's plans and Beast Boy's efforts to take him down.

Cast

Jesse McCartney

Jesse McCartney, the voice of Dick Grayson, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor (Getty Images)

McCartney, the voice of Dick Grayson, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He has appeared on shows such as 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Summerland', and 'Greek'. Besides Grayson, McCartney is also known for lending his voice to Theodore in 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and its sequels. His fellow castmates include Khary Payton as Kaldur'ahm, Jason Spisak as Wally West, Nolan North as Superboy, Danica McKellar as Miss Martian, and Stephanie Lemelin as Artemis.

Creators

Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti

'Young Justice' is developed and produced by Weisman and Vietti. The duo came up with the show's unique continuity and introduced the world to a brand new character in Kaldur'ahm, the show's Aqualad. The creators have revealed that they have created a timeline for the show, which is why the characters age in a close approximation of real-time. This is rare for a superhero animated series as most of the shows in the genre tend to work on sliding time-scale (where time doesn’t move unless the story needs it to).

News

Weisman revealed the show's renewal during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 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 the team within the show and how they wanted characters "that had secrets, who would tell lies; characters with and without powers."

He also teased that "Difficult things are gonna happen to some of our cast."

Trailer

We’ll be bringing you a trailer for the show as soon as it becomes available. Until then, watch this space for updates.

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