[[caption-width-right:250: [[{{Introdump}} The original team from left to right]]: [[TheSixthRanger Artemis,]] [[BadassNormal Robin,]] [[InsufferableGenius Kid Flash,]] [[LeeroyJenkins Superboy,]] [[NaiveNewcomer Miss Martian,]] and [[TeamDad Aqualad]].]]

->"''Don't'' call them sidekicks."
-->--'''{{Tagline}}''' for ''Young Justice.''

''Young Justice'' is an animated television series based on Creator/DCComics, created by Creator/GregWeisman (''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan The Spectacular Spider-Man]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'') and Brandon Vietti (''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''), produced by [[Creator/DCComics DC Entertainment]] and WarnerBros Animation, and distributed by Creator/CartoonNetwork.

A group of teenaged superheroes -- ComicBook/{{Robin}} (Music/JesseMcCartney), [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Aqualad]] (Creator/KharyPayton), [[TheFlash Kid Flash]] (Jason Spisak) and [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Red Arrow]] (Creator/CrispinFreeman) are invited by their mentors to become understudies to the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]. Dissatisfied with simply having access to the League case files and being treated as sidekicks, they strike out on their own unauthorized mission. Recognizing their talented but inexperienced partners need guidance, the League lets them operate as a covert strike team directed by specific members of the team. They are joined by ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (NolanNorth) and [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter Miss Martian]] (Danica [=McKellar=]), later on Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin), ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} (Creator/LaceyChabert), and [[ComicBook/{{Icon}} Rocket]] (Kali Troy). Over the course of the first season the team and the League battle the minions of a cabal of supervillains known as "The Light", whose [[NebulousEvilOrganization true extent of their goals and members are kept exceptionally hidden]].

The second season is set [[TimeSkip five years later]], with Robin, having changed identities to ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, still on the Team as leader and mentor to an [[HeroesUnlimited expanded Team]] of old and new members -- [[LegacyCharacter the new Robin]], ComicBook/BatGirl, ComicBook/WonderGirl, Beast Boy, Lagoon Boy, ComicBook/BlueBeetle and others. Superboy and Miss Martian are the other remaining first-season members. The others have left the team for various reasons, including joining the League itself or having become disillusioned with the lifestyle and retiring.

Members of the show's creative team include Sam Register (''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') as executive producer, Phil Bourassa (''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'') as lead character designer, Jamie Thomason (''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'') as voice and casting director, and Creator/GeoffJohns overseeing the process as DC's Chief Creative Officer.

Despite sharing the title, it is not a direct adaptation of the [[Comicbook/YoungJustice comic book series of the same name]], and the show's story arc is original. However, it does draw material from ''Young Justice'', ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' and other DC Comics series. Creator/PeterDavid, chief writer of the ''Young Justice'' comic, is also one of the show's writers.

The series is set in a "young [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]]", Earth-16 of the DC {{Multiverse}}, during an era informally dubbed by the PowersThatBe as the New Age of Heroes. While the series follows an episodic format, there are [[MythArc multiple subplots and overall story arcs weaved throughout the episodes]]. Though the Team's missions are the main focus, their personal lives at home and school are explored as well. The exploits of the Justice League itself is given focus, and the series makes use of many, ''many'' characters from the wider DC Universe as the supporting cast, including characters which had never previously been animated.

The franchise consists of the cartoon series, a tie-in comic series also called ''Young Justice'', and a video game called ''Young Justice: Legacy'' which came out late 2013 for the 3DS, [=PS3=], the Xbox 360, and the PC.

The first two episodes were released as a special preview in November 2010. The series properly debuted in January 2011, but it underwent [[ScheduleSlip several delays and hiatuses]] over the year. Starting March 3rd, 2012, the show began airing again as part of Creator/CartoonNetwork's new WesternAnimation/DCNation block. The first season concluded on April 21. The show was renewed for a second season which started airing on April 28, and retitled ''Young Justice: Invasion''. The series went on hiatus for three months after the seventh episode, then again two episodes later, returning on January 5th. The final episode aired on March 16, 2013. Despite a renewal campaign with vocal support from the series' fans, actors, writers, and producers, it was not renewed for a third season.

As of 2016, [[https://twitter.com/Greg_Weisman/status/694376322550726656 creator Greg Weisman]] and several others announced that Netflix may possibly pick the show up for a continuation. The fan support is back, with many people binging the show on Netflix and buying Blu-Rays to continue to show their support.

Eventually, after a long wait and speculation, [[http://uk.ign.com/articles/2016/11/07/young-justice-returning-for-season-3 a third season was finally announced]].

Has a [[Recap/YoungJustice Recap page]] and, [[TheWikiRule in the grand tradition of the internet]], the show [[http://youngjustice.wikia.com has its own Wiki.]]

!!This show provides examples of:
* YoungJustice/TropesAToE
* YoungJustice/TropesFToK
* YoungJustice/TropesLToP
* YoungJustice/TropesQToZ
-->"[[SpannerInTheWorks The young heroes have foiled our plans once again,]] [[XanatosGambit but we could turn this failure into an advantage.]] [[TheChessmaster Everything has fallen into place.]] [[TakeOverTheWorld Eventually, all corners of the world will...]] [[ArcWords see the light.]]"