Young Justice: Outsiders’ Aqualad Becomes the New Aquaman

by Cameron Tevis
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The return of one of DC’s most beloved animated series is just around the corner. Young Justice Season 3 is coming to the new DC Universe streaming service under the new title, Young Justice: Outsiders.

The show promises to show continuing growth from the previous seasons. A major aspect of that growth is in regard to Kaldur’ahm, also known as Aqualad. Starting in season three, Kaldur’ahm will give up the moniker of Aqualad and take on the mantle of Aquaman.

Producer Greg Wiseman recently spoke about it in a new interview:

We established back in season 1 that King Orin was training Kaldur to take his place as Aquaman. Aquaman was also King of Atlantis, which to most people would be a full-time job, and yet he also had to be in the Justice League as Aquaman, which was a lot on his plate. His game plan was to train Kaldur’ahm to be the new Aquaman so he could go back to being King of Atlantis, which was plenty. What you’ll see in this season is that after everything that’s happened in season 1 and season 2, and the leadership qualities that Kaldur has shown, Orin looks at Kaldur and says, ‘You’re ready.’ It’s a pretty momentous year for him.

The first half of Season 3 premieres January 4, 2019, the second half will premiere in June.

Wiseman also wrote a Young Justice comic book that will reveal what happened in between Season 2 and Season 3. These will be exclusive comics for the DC Universe streaming service and available January 2nd and 3rd.

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