The publisher ended months of speculation surrounding the project with an announcement on its official blog The Source.
Based on Peter David and Todd Nauck's comic of the same name, the animation will be broadcast on the Cartoon Network later this year. The series will feature the characters Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Artemis and Aqualad.
Wonder Girl and Secret, who played a significant role in the original books, are thought to have been omitted from the team's roster.
Created by Nauck and Todd DeZago, Young Justice first appeared in comic format in 1998 and ran for 56 issues.