Black Manta's Celebrity Hot Tub is a Young Justice spin-off that series producer, Greg Weisman, and voice actor, Khary Payton, pitched to DC Nation, based on a suggestion by David Wilcox, inspired by a design by Phil Bourassa. Weisman and Payton wrote a script for the first episode titled "Black Beetle, Black Vykin, Black Lightning". Albeit met with some praise, the project was passed on.
At CONvergence 2016, portions of the original script were repurposed into segments for a live radio play that was performed during the convention. The play, entitled "The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Young Justice. The live rendition featured Greg Weisman, Khary Payton, and Christopher Jones, along with a cast of dozens of attendees.", involved a non-canonical crossover between ,
- ↑ Jones, Christopher (2017-03-22). The (Not Exactly Canon) Gargoyles / Spider-man / Young Justice Radio Show at CONvergence 2016. christopherjonesart.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.