Since the midseason finale of Young Justice: Outsiders has now aired on DC Universe, fans are anxiously awaiting news regarding the second half of the show's third season. The first half of the season ended with a major cliffhanger, suggesting that one of the most popular comic book storylines of all time is about to be adapted by the popular animated series.
Originally airing on Cartoon Network in 2010, Young Justice became an unexpected cult-classic. When the series was canceled after only two seasons in 2013, the fan reaction was unprecedented, as was the level of outrage expressed when it was revealed that it was canceled because it wasn't selling enough action figures to its intended audience of young boys, despite being a ratings powerhouse with teenagers and young women. The show was ultimately renewed for a third season in 2016, but its release was delayed so that it could be aired on the DC Universe streaming service, where there would be less restrictions upon content and the show could be better presented to an older audience.
Thankfully, the wait for the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders won't be nearly as long as the wait for the first half. It will still be several months, however, before all the many on-going storylines are settled. At this point, fans of the show have learned the value of patience and they can at least take comfort in the fact that the first half of the long-awaited third season ultimately proved worth the wait. The same will presumably be true of Part Two.
When Will Young Justice: Outsiders Part 2 Release On DC Universe?
While an official release date for the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders has yet to be announced, the show is scheduled to return sometime in June 2019. It is known that the show will adhere to the same release schedule as the first half of the season, with three new episodes being posted on DC Universe on Fridays at 9 am EST for three weeks. The final four episodes, including the season finale, will air three weeks after the premiere date.
Fans of the show in Canada, who are watching Young Justices: Outsiders on the Teletoon Network can probably expect to start seeing the new episodes shortly after they start airing on DC Universe in the United States. Teletoon started airing the show, two episodes at a time, as part of its Teletoon At Night line-up on Sundays at 8 PM on January 13, 2019. It is still unknown when the show might be available to fans outside of North America but it is believed that Netflix may be offering the show internationally, in the same way they now offer DC Universe's live action Titans series.
What To Expect From The Second Half Of Young Justice: Outsiders
The biggest thing to expect from the second half of Young Justice: Outsiders is an adaptation of the classic Teen Titans storyline The Judas Contract. The midseason finale ended with the revelation that Tara Markov, believed to be a captive of the League of Shadows forced into metahuman slavery, was in fact, a willing agent of the organization who reported directly to Deathstroke himself. The same thing happened in the original Judas Contract storyline, in which Tara (as the superheroine Terra) infiltrated the Teen Titans to help Deathstroke bring down the superhero team from within. Changing the story so that Tara's brother, Brion Markov (aka GeoForce) is part of the betrayed team should add an interesting new twist to the classic story.
Beyond that, fans can expect the New Gods' influence on Earth to expand, with Granny Goodness now using her Goode Goggles to find young metahumans and arrange their enslavement. It seems likely that, as her efforts aid The Light in their bid to control the metahuman population, so too does she promote Darkseid's efforts to find the Anti-Life Equation. The inevitable battle between the two groups has already been hinted at and may set the stage for the season finale, if not the central conflict of Young Justice season 4.
The introduction of Victor "Cyborg" Stone just before the mid-season finale as the show begins to adapt The Judas Contract suggests the possibility that the show might bring in other Titans from the Marv Wolfman and George Perez run of New Teen Titans. With multiple galactic wars occurring in the background of Young Justice: Outsiders, introducing Starfire into the cast would be simple enough. It is also amusing to ponder the possibilities with the usually morose magician Raven being paired with the usually upbeat Halo, who also has strange semi-mystic powers that she can't fully control.