HBO Max Releases First Two Episodes of ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ During DC Fandome

Fans tuning in to the DC Fandome online event Oct. 16 were given an eagerly awaited first look at the fourth season of “Young Justice.” Following the debut of the trailer, it was announced that the first two episodes of Young Justice: Phantoms are now streaming on HBO Max.

New episodes of the animated series will be available every Thursday, beginning Oct. 21, streaming exclusively on WarnerMedia’s proprietary streaming service.

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Based on characters from DC comics, Young Justice: Phantoms is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and Sam Register serve as executive producers.

Focused on DC’s teenage superheroes and sidekicks, “Young Justice” originally aired two seasons on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2012. A third season was produced in 2019 for the DC Universe streaming service, which transferred its original programming to HBO Max when the latter service launched in 2020.

‘Young Justice’ Season 3 on Disc Nov. 26

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the “Young Justice” franchise, digitally Sept. 24, and on DVD Nov. 26. Warner Archive will release the season on Blu-ray Nov. 26 as well.

The first two seasons of “Young Justice” aired from 2010 to 2012 on Cartoon Network before the show was revived in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service. The animated series has also been renewed for a fourth season.

The series follows the lives of teenage superheroes and sidekicks who operated as younger counterparts of the Justice League.

With the young heroes of the series having survived the schemes of the Light and saved the Earth from the Reach Invasion, the third season finds them dealing with a scheme to kidnap teens and transform them into superpowered weapons. Meta-Human trafficking is a terrifying threat to a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Now Nightwing, Superboy, Miss Martian, Tigress, Aqualad and Black Lightning will need help from a new group of young heroes to save the world from the war games of supervillains controlling the system from the inside.

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The voice cast includes Troy Baker, Danica McKellar, Crispin Freeman, Khary Payton, Nolan North, Stephanie Lemelin, Jesse McCartney, Jason Marsden, Bruce Greenwood, Mae Whitman, Grey Griffin, Vanessa Marshall, Maggie Q, Alyson Stoner, Zehra Fazal, Yuri Lowenthal, Jason Spisak, Josh Keaton, Kelly Hu and Greg Cipes, plus guest appearances by Alan Tudyk, Lacey Chabert, Bill Fagerbakke, Oded Fehr, Daniela Bobadilla, Chad Lowe, Jacqueline Obradors, Keone Young, Dwight Shultz, Mirina Sirtis, Deborah Strang, Gwendoline Yeo and Danny Trejo; and topnotch voice actors Scott Menville, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Diane Delano, Dee Bradley Baker, Jeff Bennett, Roger Craig Smith, Fred Tatasciore, David Sobolov, Kath Soucie, James Arnold Taylor, Kevin Michael Richardson and Steve Blum.

Young Justice: Outsiders — The Complete Third Season includes all 26 episodes.

‘Marvel’s The Punisher,’ ‘Grace and Frankie’ Top Digital Originals Chart, Parrot Analytics Says

Netflix took the two top spots on the digital originals chart the week ended Jan. 26, fueled by new season launches, according to Parrot Analytics.

“Marvel’s The Punisher” shot up to No. 1 from No. 8 the prior week with a nearly 56% gain in average daily Demand Expressions, driven by the first full week of availability of season 2.

And “Grace and Frankie,” the comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, entered the top 10 at No. 2 from No. 15 the previous week, with an 86% spike in average daily Demand Expressions. Season 5 of the Netflix original, like the second season of “Marvel’s the Punisher,” became available for streaming on Jan. 18.

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Demand Expressions is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. The metric draws from a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

A “digital original” is a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

Demand for the previous week’s two chart-toppers, both from DC Universe, remained relatively flat, keeping both shows in the top five.

“Titans” slipped to No.3 from No. 1, while “Young Justice” slid to No. 5 from No. 2.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” finished the week at No. 4, with a modest decline in demand. The previous week, demand for “Stranger Things” fell 18.6%, pulling the quirky supernatural series down to No. 3 from No. 1.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s  proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

DC Universe Tops Digital Originals Chart with ‘Titans,’ ‘Young Justice’

Two DC Universal series captured the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the digital originals chart the week ended Jan. 19, according to Parrot Analytics.

“Titans” topped the chart despite a minor decline in demand, while “Young Justice” rose to No. 2 from No. 4 with a 6% gain in Demand Expressions, a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. The metric draws from a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” the prior week’s top digital original, slipped to No. 3 after an 18.6% drop in demand.

Fueled by an 18% increase in demand, Netflix’s modern thriller “You” rose to No. 4 from No. 8 the prior week. The show was singled out as a success by Netflix in its latest quarterly earnings report, triggering numerous media reports – including a story in the Washington Post with the headline, “’You’ was ignored on Lifetime. Then it blew up on Netflix.”

“You” launched last September on the linear Lifetime network. In December it was announced that “You” would move to Netflix as a “Netflix Original,” ahead of the premiere Season 2.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart was CBS All Access‘s “Star Trek: Discovery,” which during the week that ended Jan. 19 attracted a daily average of 24.8 million Demand Expressions, 26.2% more than in the prior week.

The biggest gainer on a percentage basis was “Marvel’s The Punisher,” which returned to the top 10, at No. 8 (from No. 15 the previous week) with a 29.2% spike in demand.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s  proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

DC Universe Scores Big with ‘Young Justice,’ ‘Titans’ on Digital Originals Chart, Parrot Analytics Says

Three digital originals cracked the top 10 the week ended Jan. 12, led by the DC Universe show “Young Justice,” according to Parrot Analytics.

The program – an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young superheroes – debuted at No. 4 after its average daily Demand Expressions more than doubled from the prior week, to 28 million.

Demand Expressions is a proprietary metric used by Parrot Analytics to measure global demand for TV content. The metric draws from a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.

“Young Justice” initially aired on a linear platform, the Cartoon Network, but was canceled in 2013 after two seasons. Warner Bros. Animation subsequently resurrected the series, with Season 3, “Young Justice: Outsiders,” premiering Jan. 4 on DC Universe, a video-on-demand service operated by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks. DC Universe launched last September.

“You,” which airs on Netflix and debuted at No. 8 on the digital originals chart, is a modern thriller that also transitioned from a linear platform, Lifetime, where it launched last September. In December it was announced that “You” would move to Netflix as a “Netflix Original,” title, ahead of the premiere Season 2.

“You” finished the week ended Jan. 12 with 21.6 million average daily Demand Expressions, up 16% from the prior week.

A third new entry into the digital originals top 10, “Lemony Snickets’ A Series of Unfortunate Events,” posted a 12.5% gain in average daily Demand Expressions to finish the week at No. 9. The third and final season of the show, which like the movie of the same name is based on the children’s novel series about the misadventures of the three Baudelaire children, was released on Netflix on Jan. 1.

Netflix’s “Stranger Things” remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week despite a 31% decline in average daily Demand Expressions. DC Universe’s Titans, which had debuted at No. 1 the last full week in 2018 before dropping to No. 3, nudged back up to No. 2, with 31.7 million average daily Demand Expressions.

Another Netflix show, “Black Mirror,” finished the week at No. 3, with a 26% drop in demand. The quirky sci-fi series had shot into the top 10 at No. 2 the prior week in the wake of hoopla surrounding the release of a standalone interactive film titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, released Dec. 28.

Rounding out the top five on the digital originals chart for the week ended Jan. 12 was Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” with a 9% spike in demand—despite the fact that the series is currently on hiatus and gearing up for its third season.

Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s  proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures global demand for TV content through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites.