We have learned that Young Justice season 4 will be premiering on October 21, 2021.
- What is Young Justice?
- Young Justice Season 4 Production Status
- What is the Release Date of Young Justice Season 4?
What is Young Justice?
Young Justice is an animated superhero television series developed by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman. The series originally premiered on Cartoon Network, before it moved to DC Universe for its third season and now HBO Max for its fourth season.
The series follows the lives of teenage superheroes and sidekicks, namely Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy, Red Arrow, Miss Martian, and Arrowette, who are members of a fictional covert operation group referred to simply as ‘the team’ (but bear resemblance to the Teen Titans). Within the show, the team is a group of young heroes attached to the famous adult team, the Justice League, but operating outside of the bureaucracy that constrains the more established superhero team.
With the exception of season 1, every season of Young Justice includes a subtitle. Season 2 was titled Young Justice: Invasion, with seasons 3 and 4 being titled Outsiders and Phantoms, respectively. The first three seasons have already been released, with season 4 (Phantoms) currently being in production.
Young Justice Season 4 Production Status
It was announced on the 20th of July 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con, that DC Universe had decided to renew the series for a fourth season. At the time of the announcement, the fourth season was said to already be in production.
Vietti and Weisman also stated that season 4 will focus on a smaller group of characters, specifically the fan-favorite cast of characters from season 1. Weisman revealed during DC Daily episode 246 that the fourth season will consist of 26 episodes. Additionally, there will be another time jump.
Later that year at DC FanDome, Weisman and Vietti announced that the season will be titled “Young Justice: Phantoms.” Weisman also stated that season 4 is being worked on from home by the show’s crew. Voice recordings were done individually with voice actors, instead of in group sessions.
Weisman has given us frequent updates on the production of Young Justice season 4 on Twitter. He announced that, by November 23, all twenty-six scripts were finished, twenty-two episodes were fully recorded and the last four were partially recorded.
All 26 scripts are done. 22 are fully recorded (minus a pick-up here or there). The last 4 are partially recorded. https://t.co/I4dirJOa1J
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) November 23, 2020
On March 25, 2021, it was revealed by Weisman that nine episodes were fully finished, with five episodes being in post-production and twelve being animated overseas. You can view the tweet below:
9 episodes in the can. Five more in post. Twelve being animated overseas. Pre-production is virtually done. https://t.co/QmcyRIWu5f
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) March 25, 2021
All 26 episodes have been fully recorded since the first day of July 2021. Thirteen episodes were ready to be released, with seven other episodes being in post-production and the last six episodes being animated at the time.
The entire season is being animated by Studio Mir, which is a South Korean animation studio, known for their work on The Legend of Korra, the fourth season of The Boondocks, the Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and films like The Death of Superman and Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.
What is the Release Date of Young Justice Season 4?
Young Justice season 4 is set to premiere on the 21st of October, 2021. Three episodes will be released all at once, with ten other episodes releasing once a week after that. The season will consist of two parts, with part 1 making its debut on the 21st of October. The premiere date of the second part is currently unknown.
It is worth noting that we revealed back in May that season 3 of Titans is set to premiere on the 12th of August. This means that the season will finish airing on October 21, the same day as the Young Justice season 4 release date.
This is not just the case with Young Justice though; We revealed back in March that Titans season 3 was originally supposed to premiere on the 15th of July. The season was supposed to finish airing on the 23rd of September, which is also when Doom Patrol season 3 will premiere.
You have most likely already noticed a pattern in the schedule. This implies that another DC series will be premiering on the same day that Young Justice season 4 part 1 finishes airing, which is December 30. What could this be? With Peacemaker coming out in January and shows like Green Lantern and Strange Adventures not even having started production yet, I can only think of Harley Quinn season 3 as a possible candidate.