Young Justice cartoon: it’s official!

It’s official. DC Comics and Cartoon Network have announced that they are producing a Young Justice cartoon. The full announcement was rather brief:

YOUNG JUSTICE is an all-new series produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon the characters from DC Comics. In YOUNG JUSTICE, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? How much harder will it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Are you ready to come of age in such a world? Are you ready for life or death rites of passage? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? The members of Young Justice—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—are about to find out.

This all-new series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday, The Batman) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, W.I.T.C.H.) are the producers.

The above poster shows the line-up mentioned in the announcement. In the background are the three original Young Justice characters from Peter David’s series – Robin, Kid Flash (originally Impulse), and Superboy – along with Miss Martian from Geoff Johns post-Infinite Crisis Teen Titans. The two foreground characters are an archer called Artemis and Aqualad. Artemis is the character who was leaked after Stephanie Lemelin blogged that she landed the role of a character called “Arrowette” in a cartoon called Young Justice League. Obviously the names have changed slightly, but the designs she showed the her character are the same as for Artemis. The Aqualad character was leaked after T-Rich tweeted that he’d read for the part.