If you care about DC’s dead too soon but critically acclaimed series Young Justice, (and you should because it’s god damned wonderful), you may have seen this floating around Facebook’s trending news ticker.
And yes, that’s exciting!
But, there’s really nothing to it, unfortunately.
Supposedly, famed comic book writer Peter David, (you know, the guy that made X-Factor awesome), was reported to have been in talks with Netflix, and was approached to bring back the show, based on a thread from reddit that said “IT’S HAPPENING.”
Matthew Mueller of Comicbook.com, however reports that this was due to a misquote, and there’s really no truth to it at all. Young Justice Producer Greg Weisman confirmed as much on Twitter.
The reddit user that originally made the post, swervingmoss, clarified after that he was only speaking about hype, not confirmation.
“LET ME JUST ADD ONE THING HERE, MY “it’s happening” WAS MORE HYPE THAN CONFIRMATION. I TOLD YOU ALL WHAT I KNOW AND WHAT I WAS TOLD, IT DOESNT MEAN I CAN CONFIRM. TRUTH IS THAT PETER DAVID MET WITH NETFLIX AFTER NETFLIX SAW THE INCREASE IN VIEWS OF YJ, THATS A GOOD SIGN THAT NETFLIX CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH A NEW SEASON BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. ONLY TIME WILL TELL”
Worth noting is Greg Weisman’s use of “YET”, and he still seems somewhat positive that hashtags and binge watching will cause Netflix to pay attention, which is good! It wouldn’t be the first time or the last time they’ve brought a plucky underdog back from the dead, and it seems to be their thing lately.
All in the all, the lesson to be learned here is to never trust Facebook trends, and that if Young Justice is really coming back, I doubt Netflix or anyone officially involved is going to keep it a secret.
Meanwhile, I have to go wake up the intern that I pay in La Croix and Top Ramen and get him to start binge watching Young Justice while I look for jobs. #KeepBingingYJ!
I wonder if this will work for Sliders? #KeepBingingSliders! #slidehardordie
Poey Gordon is a freelance writer living in the Bay Area.
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