The past year or so has seen a lot of renewed interest in a Young Justice Season 3.
Some of the actors involved even hinted the series could come back especially through Netflix, which carries the first two Young Justice seasons.
Now series creator Greg Weisman says the “possibility is very real” for Young Justice Season 3.
The Christopher Niosi YouTube channel caught up with Weisman who offered in order to get a Young Justice Season 3, fans can:
1. Watch Young Justice Season 1 and 2 on Netflix (as many times as possible).
2. Buy NEW copies of the DVDs and/or digital copies through Amazon and iTunes (WB doesn’t get any revenue from old/used copies).
3. Purchase the Young Justice digital comics through Comixology to show WB there is interest.
“This is not me blowing smoke,” Weisman offered. “I truly believe it is possible. I want to be clear, I got no guarantee. I don’t even work at Warner Bros. anymore. I work at Nickelodeon. But I’ve had a couple conversations with the folks at Warner Bros., and even a conversation with some folks at Netflix, and I have a basic understanding of how this works. So what I’m offering isn’t a guarantee, it’s a viable strategy. It’s something that is real, that can help us get a third season of the show.”
Weisman then went on to explain why Young Justice was cancelled.
“The thing to keep in mind was why the show was cancelled in the first place,” Weisman said. “And it’s a very simple equation. I’ve seen all sorts of rumors and stuff on the internet. I debunk the same damn rumors over and over, but the actual truth is very straightforward. I’m sure there are other little complications involved, but they’re minor compared to the big thing, which was the budget for the show was paid for by money we received by Mattel in exchange for the toy license. When the toy line for Young Justice failed, and you could have a whole eight hour discussion on why it failed, that’s so beside the point that it doesn’t matter. The toy line failed. The money from Mattel stopped coming in. There was no money to make the show. It’s that simple.”
Weisman continues with mention how they can bring Young Justice back (see three ways above).
“Why that is important, it’s not some conspiracy or that it has the wrong audience, it’s not any of those things. The reason why it’s important to know why it was cancelled is because that’s the key to figure out how to bring it back. What can we do to pay for the show in a different way? The answer to that is you want to demonstrate, specifically to Warner Bros., also to a number of companies that sort of hover around, or divisions that hover around Warner Bros. animation, that there are alternative ways to pay for the show. So first and foremost, what I’m asking people to do is [use the hashtag] #KeepBingingYJ. That first hashtag is mostly about Netflix.
Weisman then goes on to note that hype for Young Justice needs to stay big and be consistent, not just trend one day on Valentine’s Day, and notes it is working.
“Those are the three real ways that we can affect things, and what I will say is that it seems to have had an affect, I don’t have any inside information, but it’s clear that Warner Bros. and Netflix are at least having a conversation. I don’t know if we’re close. I don’t know if we are far away, but the fact they are talking at all, that’s promising. So it’s working, but again, it’s a long haul. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
You can listen more with Greg Weisman talking Young Justice below: