How can we get Warner Bros and Netflix to make a third season of Young Justice ? Binge the hell out of the first two seasons, series creator Greg Weisman expressed strongly on voice actor Christopher Niosi’s YouTube channel Saturday.
“Just binge the show. Hell for all I care turn it on and leave the room. Go do the dishes. Just set it so it keeps watching the episodes,” Weisman said.
Weisman, who wrote and produced Young Justice, said we have to keep those streaming numbers high on an ongoing basis because it demonstrates that if Netflix pays for a third season they’ll be rewarded with strong viewership. “Watch it over and over again,” he reiterated.
That’s just step one of Weisman’s three-step plan. The second is to buy the series on iTunes or Blu-ray DVD. The last is to purchase all 26 Young Justice companion comics online, not in hard copy, so the money goes straight to DC.
"This is not me blowing smoke. I truly believe it is possible,” Weisman asserted. “I've had a couple conversations with the folks at Warner Bros., and even a conversation with some folks at Netflix, and I have a basic understanding of how this works. So what I'm offering isn't a guarantee, it's a viable strategy. It's something that is real, that can help us get a third season of the show."
Ever since Young Justice Season 2 hit Netflix (Season 2 this February) fans have gone stir crazy for a third season. The hashtag #renewyoungjustice even started trending, with Weisman himself and other voice actors of the series joining in on the hype.
Cartoon Network cancelled Young Justice out of the blue in early 2013. Weisman explained the show came to an end simply because the money wasn't there.
“The budget for the show was paid for by money we received by Mattel in exchange for the toy license. When the toy line for Young Justice failed, and you could have a whole eight hour discussion on why it failed, that's so beside the point that it doesn't matter. The toy line failed. The money from Mattel stopped coming in. There was no money to make the show. It's that simple."
Use the hashtag: #KeepBingingYJ. “It’s a marathon not a sprint,’ Weisman concluded.
Here is a detailed step-by-step courtesy of Christopher Niosi.
1) Continuing to marathon the entire series on Netflix. As many times as possible, for as many PEOPLE as possible, to register that the show is trending. (Note: You can even just leave the episodes running over and over for all two seasons multiple times; this helps!)
2) Buying NEW (i.e. NOT used) copies of the series on Blu-ray or DVD, as well as purchasing the show on iTunes or Amazon Video.
3) Purchasing the official Young Justice e-Comics from Comixology. (Note: Unfortunately physical copies are used, and won't go towards the companies that own the properties. Buying digital copies are your best bet.)