As a Canadian, this is very good news to me. Hopefully, thousands of others. But I do feel bad for the other journalists here at DKN who don’t have it so lucky. Young Justice is coming back to Netflix in other regions of the world. Though the series has reported to have returned to countries such as Brazil, Israel, and Australia, Amerian Netflix subscribes are seemingly out of luck.
Back in August, Netflix took away most of the DC animated movies due to Warner Bros. planning to release a streaming service specifically featuring DC works, however, there is still no news of planning or confirmation yet.
The critically acclaimed animated series, Young Justice, is coming back with a new season in 2018, after being canceled back in 2013. Five years later, after hearing the fans scream, tweet, and post wanting Young Justice to come back, it finally will. Warner Bros. plans to release the new season titled Young Justice: Outsiders.
It was a good, long wait. Fans are no stranger to long hiatus. For instance, Justice League Action is sporadic in releasing episodes. A five-year wait? That was torture.
But it’s important to remember why Young Justice was canceled.
Paul Dini, part of the Young Justice creative team, said that Cartoon Network told him:
They’re all for the boys, we do not want the girls! I mean, I’ve heard executives say this, you know, not where I am but at other places, saying like, ‘We do not want girls watching these shows.’
Cartoon Network canceled the show because Young Justice was pulling in a wider range of audience. Cartoon Network just wanted to make toys for boys and believed they couldn’t market them to girls. Young Justice was pulling in a major female audience, but Cartoon Network was being corporate sexists and thought that they couldn’t market off cartoon toys if girls were the target.
Dini: But, Cartoon Network was saying, ‘F*** no, we want the boys’ action, it’s boys’ action, this goofy boy humor we’ve gotta get that in there.
49% of comic readers are women, and the shelves in my house are filled with more action figures than I’ve seen at any boys. DC has earned more of my money, than any other fanboy, and so thank goodness for Paul Dini, Kevin Smith, and everyone else who kept fighting to bring this back.
Thank goodness to the good men and women in comics who fight corporate malarky.