Good news for fans of the beloved-yet-cancelled Young Justice series, formerly on Cartoon Network; it is now finally available in streaming format on Netflix. Several Warner Brothers-produced DC animated material has made its way onto Netflix streaming in the past few years, including the entire Justice League/Justice League Unlimited series from Bruce Timm, Batman Beyond, Batman: Brave and the Bold, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Right now only the first seasons of Young Justice and Green Lantern are available via streaming, although I expect the second (and sadly, final) seasons of both shows to follow along in due time.
Despite making a big noise with the debut of the “DC Nation” block of animated shows based on DC Comics properties, most of the shows were pulled off the schedule unceremoniously for months on end, with new episodes randomly leaked out months apart, leaving fans bewildered. Even the usually invulnerable Batman franchise isn’t immune; his most recent series Beware the Batman was also recently pulled off the air rather suddenly, possibly never to return. Only the very-young skewing Teen Titans Go! series is currently still scheduled, leading many to wonder if Cartoon Network has totally given up on DC properties aimed at slightly older kids and that can be enjoyed by everyone. With the success of a Clone Wars on Netflix, could we start seeing new content based on DC comics series debuting there? I know a LOT of fans out there would love to see new seasons of Young Justice, or a continuation of the Bruce Timm-Paul Dini DC Animated Universe, and it’s not looking like those will ever happen on Cartoon Network. Fingers crossed, DC fans.