After years of waiting, Young Justice: Outsiders makes its triumphant return to DC Universe. And with the newest trailer, fans know just how much more they have to get excited about aside from the actual animated series.
It's been officially known for some time that Young Justice: Outsiders will launch on January 4th, 2019, via the DC Universe service. But once subscribers are done marking their calendars with the final release schedule (three episodes at a time), they'll also want to prepare for "expanded" versions of the first two seasons, a behind-the-scenes documentary series for the new Outsiders season, and a prequel comic book, too. 2019 is going to be a good year for Young Justice fans.
The launch date of January 4th still holds, but more details from DC Entertainment have shed light on the full release schedule, and the new perks for DC Universe subscribers. Beginning on January 4th, three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will premiere each Friday throughout the month. The finale of the season's first half arrives on January 25th, bringing a special fourth episode along with it. The schedule may change when Outsiders returns for the second half of its season in June 2019. But for now, feast your eyes on the new Young Justice trailer to dial excitement for the new year even higher:
Along with the trailer comes the announcement of a Making of Young Justice: Outsiders Documentary Series, which will be giving DC Universe subscribers a dose of Young Justice during the week, as well. Check out the official details below:
DC Daily host and Young Justice: Outsiders voice talent Whitney Moore hosts a rare inside look at the production of the series.A production crew followed Whitney during the making of the most recent season resulting in five, 10-minute behind-the scenes episodes which will be released following the premiere, on Tuesdays starting on January 8. DC Daily is the daily news program that airs on DC UNIVERSE. DC hosts and talent share the latest news from the world of DC. Stay tuned for more information and previews coming soon on DC Daily.
Still not enough for Young Justice fans, or not enough to build hype for the launch of the new season? Then you can count on each Tuesday - starting December 4th - to bring Season 1 & 2 Enhanced Episodes running through the end of the month. These episodes will take fans back to rewatch past seasons, accompanied by "commentary, interviews and inside information from from a wide range of Young Justice experts" in both audio and video form. With the The Whelmed Podcast's Rich Howard, Emily Buza, and Neal Powell, DC talents Sam Humphries, Bernard Chang, James Tynion IV, and Mike Carlin, and Young Justice producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, and art director Phil Bourassa confirmed as part of the "enhanced" team, the trailer below shows how their insights will be delivered to subscribers weekly:
And just to make sure that Young Justice is encouraging fans to use the DC Universe service in all its multimedia channels, two 10-page chapters of a Young Justice: Outsiders prequel comic book will also be made available exclusively to subscribers. Written by Young Justice: Outsiders producer Greg Weisman with art by Christopher Jones, the comic chapters will be released on January 2nd and 3rd, ahead of the show's launch on January 4th. Add in the Young Justice heroes and storylines likely to be showcased and highlighted across the DC Universe service, and the new year should start in a big way for the most devoted (and patient) fans DC can claim. Check out the rest of the official press release below:
BURBANK, Calif. – NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – Few animated series have engendered the passionate following that Young Justice garnered in only two short seasons. Praised by critics and fans alike, the series makes its triumphant return on January 4 exclusively on DC UNIVERSE in the US.
Young Justice: Outsiders continues the story with our heroes still dealing with the events of season 2 while facing the new threat of metahuman teen trafficking and the intergalactic arms race for control of these super-powered youths. To get ready for the exciting new season members will have access to enhanced episodes from the first two seasons, new original prequel comic book chapters, and a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring DC Daily host and Young Justice voice talent, Whitney Moore.
“Young Justice: Outsiders epitomizes the kind of fan-first series that DC UNIVERSE can deliver directly to our members. The passion that surrounded this unique serial strongly points to the reason our direct-to-consumer service is a fan win,” said Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager, DC Digital Services. “Not only does DC UNIVERSE provide a place for our creative talent to spread their wings, it provides a home for fan-favorite DC Super Heroes stories.”
Three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders will premiere every Friday starting on January 4, and will continue through January 18. For the mid-season finale on January 25, four new episodes will debut. The show will return to DC UNIVERSE for the second half of the season with more new episodes in June 2019.
Young Justice: Outsiders is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday) and Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Gargoyles) serve as producers. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) is executive producer.
All Young Justice episodes are now exclusively available on DC UNIVERSE and are among the most viewed series for current members since the digital subscription service launched on September 15, 2018.
Source: DC Entertainment