During the Young Justice panel at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Greg Weisman revealed the series has 26 episodes planned for the third season.
“We have 12 scripts final and another 10 or so in the works. We’ve recorded all or part of 10 episodes with our amazing cast of returning and new actors. The last four we haven’t started yet. We know where we’re going with them.”
So 26 episodes total, which is a nice surprise during a time when series on other online services (Hulu, Netflix) get shorter runs.
In “Young Justice: Outsiders,” the teenage Super Heroes of the DC Universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, Super-Villains and super secrets. In the highly anticipated new season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.
Young Justice: Outsiders will debut in 2018 on DC’s digital service. If you are not familiar with the DC digital service, it was announced in April, and will launch with Young Justice and the live action Titans series.
The DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital platform, in the works for the past several months, marks the second major new service launched by Warner Bros Digital Networks — the division started last year with the mandate of building WB-owned digital and OTT video services — following the recently introduced animation-driven Boomerang. The DC-branded platform is expected to offer more than a traditional OTT service; it is designed as an immersive experience with fan interaction and will encompass comics as well as TV series. – via Deadline
“There’s more creative room here for more adult themes and more sophisticated and challenging stories for our characters,” said executive producer Brandon Vietti. “We have a little more room to write for that now.”
There is word that the team has plans for season 4 and want to do a season 5, however since we don’t know how the DC Digital Service will do, here’s hoping no one is counting their chickens before they hatch.