Originally, the two series were just absent from the upcoming lineup. Now it looks like both series are set to be cancelled and fans are not happy! The replacements for both series on DC Nation will be Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman, which will arrive sometime this summer. As popular as Batman is, it’s probably time for him to step aside and allow other characters in the spotlight because both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series are both good shows that are being cut down in their prime. For those unaware, DC Nation debuted in March 2012 which featured both series’ as well as animated shorts for various DC characters. In October, 2012, both series’ were abruptly pulled from the lineup in and didn’t return until January 5th. Originally, it was speculated both Green Lantern and Young Justice may have just not been added, but producer Giancarlo Volpe recently confirmed via Twitter, that the series has officially been cancelled. A petition to Cartoon Network has already been started to renew both Young Justice and Green Lantern with over 12,000 signatures already.
Below are the official descriptions for both upcoming series:
Teen Titans Go!: Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures, Teen Titans Go! will premiere in April 2013. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the superhero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The series stars the principal voice cast from the original Teen Titans, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block in Summer 2013.
DC Nation airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.