Justice League Action, the newest cartoon iteration of the superhero team, is ready to take flight on Cartoon Network on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6 pm ET/PT.
The show is a mix of the new and the old. It has a new art style that is a clean break from the classic Timm-verse look of Justice League Unlimited, but the show is peppered with veteran voice actors, including Kevin Conroy’s Batman, Mark Hamill’s Joker and former Batman Diedrich Bader as Booster Gold.
Along with a release date, Warner Bros. also released a plot synopsis for the first episode:
In “Shazam Slam,” the villainous Black Adam battles Batman on the Rock of Eternity and unleashes a horde of Djinn determined to turn the Earth back to its pre-human, volcanic state. Affected by the otherworldly powers of these primordial monsters, Batman becomes possessed and is turned into a giant flying Batmonster laying waste to the Hall of Justice, with only Superman capable of taking the fight to the Dark Knight. One by one, the Justice League – with the help of Shazam (voiced by Sean Astin) and The Wizard (voiced by Carl Reiner) – must hunt down and defeat each Djinn in order to yet again save the world from destruction.
After its premiere, the show will air on Saturdays starting on December 24.