per unit in television line In Matt Webb Mitovich’s Aug. 17 column “Matt’s Inside Line,” it seems like fans shouldn’t hold their breath if they’re looking for more “Young Justice.” Mitovich says HBO Max has no plans to order a fifth season of the program after accepting a one-season order in 2020. Effectively, this means the show has apparently been cancelled, although HBO and DC have not made a final statement on the matter.
This leaves DC fans with only three animation programs currently running. Cartoon Network’s ubiquitous Teen Titans Go! continues to work intensively on the network. Cartoon Network also has DC Superhero Girls, which began airing its second season in 2021. There’s an adult version of Harley Quinn, whose third season is in the middle of rolling out on HBO Max. The cancellation of Teen Justice leaves a big hole in DC’s animation portfolio, with no program for teens who grew out of Teen Titans Go! but too young for Harley Quinn. Will unanswered fan questions about Season 4 ever be resolved? This remains to be seen.