Young Justice season 4, titled Young Justice: Phantoms, will release on HBO Max. It will be the third home for the animated series, which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010. It aired two seasons there before being cancelled. However, after a nearly six year break, the show came back with season 3, Young Justice: Outsiders, on DC Universe. A season 4 renewal was announced in July 2019, with the name of the season revealed at DC FanDome earlier this month.
Even though viewers have known for awhile Young Justice would return with new episodes, some doubted they would release on DC Universe. The streaming service became less relevant as WarnerMedia slowly moved shows over to its new platform, HBO Max. One, Stargirl, even found a home on The CW. All signs pointed to a pivot away from DC Universe, or at least a move away from releasing TV shows there. Today, WarnerMedia confirmed suspicions with the news DC Universe will be rebranded as DC Universe Infinite, a comics-only subscription service. Along with that announcement came the reveal Young Justice's new season will release on HBO Max, with fellow animated series Harley Quinn doing the same.
Though the news about DC Universe doesn't come as much of a surprise, it's still a smart move by WarnerMedia. It will bring more subscribers to HBO Max, including Young Justice fans. Additionally, it will give comics fans a place of their own, with special content they can't find elsewhere. Hopefully, Young Justice remains a success when it moves to HBO Max.