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Young Justice season 3 gets a long-awaited trailer at Comic-Con

It’s been five years since the fan-favorite series ended

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

After five years of anticipation, the first footage for the third season of Young Justice has finally dropped. Following the show’s cancellation in 2013, fans have campaigned passionately for a third season. The show was pulled before major plot arcs were resolved — and after the death of a fan-favorite character and the revelation of the real Big Bad.

Season three was announced in 2016 and is titled Young Justice: Outsiders. Joining the heroes from the first two seasons are some new characters, including Stephanie Brown’s Spoiler, Cissie King-Jones’ Arrowette, Forager and Thirteen. Outsiders will take place years after the events of season two and the plot will focus metahuman trafficking.

The footage starts with a recap of the first two seasons, before skipping ahead to the new stuff. Artemis glances at a picture of Wally, a moment of quiet grieving before the action really starts. The threat of metahuman trafficking is discussed in the country of Markovia, as members of the original team — Artemis, Nightwing, Superboy and Aqualad — put together a covert ops group to bust a trafficking ring. Action follows, with plenty of new characters joining the old cast.

Creators Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Jackie Chan Adventures) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels) are returning to the series. Both had expressed interest in a season three after the show’s cancellation, and now that it’s finally coming, they’re hinting at more.

“We have a bunch more stories we want to tell,” Weisman said in the Comic-Con edition of TV Guide. “So we hope we get a fourth season.”

Young Justice: Outsiders will be available on DC’s streaming platform, DC Universe, in 2019.

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