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Harley Quinn is an adult animated web television series. It was announced on November 20, 2017 and premiered with "Til Death Do Us Part" on November 29, 2019 on DC Universe.

The series currently consists of two seasons with a third in production which is expected to premiere on HBO Max some time in 2022. In mid-2021 an companion comic series was announced and it debuted its first issue in September of that year.

Synopsis

Harley Quinn follows Harley's adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new, adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.[1]

Cast and characters

Main cast

Supporting cast

Episodes

Season 1

Image No. overall No. in season Title Airdate
Til Death Do Us Part.jpg 1 1 Til Death Do Us Part November 29, 2019
In the series premiere, Harley Quinn is fed up being the Joker's sidekick and strikes out on her own – determined to become the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.
A High Bar.jpg 2 2 A High Bar December 6, 2019
Determined to become one of the vaunted Legion of Doom, Harley attempts to make a big splash by crashing one of their criminal enterprises with the help of her BFF, Poison Ivy.
So You Need a Crew?.jpg 3 3 So You Need a Crew? December 13, 2019
Realizing she needs a crew to pull off heists that will attract the Legion of Doom's attention, Harley attempts to recruit Dr. Psycho and Clayface.
Finding Mr. Right.jpg 4 4 Finding Mr. Right December 20, 2019
In search of a nemesis, Harley goes after Batman, but ends up with an adolescent Robin, making her the laughing stock of the criminal underworld.
Being Harley Quinn.jpg 5 5 Being Harley Quinn December 27, 2019
When Harley suffers a paralyzing identity crisis, her crew must enter Harley's mind to free her with the help of Dr. Psycho's telepathic powers.
You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon.jpg 6 6 You're a Damn Good Cop, Jim Gordon January 3, 2020
When Clayface loses his arm in a heist, it turns out to be not only evidence for Jim Gordon, but also a key witness against Harley and her crew.
The Line.jpg 7 7 The Line January 10, 2020
Harley breaks the Queen of Fables out of prison to add some evil oomph to her crew – but maybe Fables is a little TOO evil?
L.O.D.R.S.V.P.jpg 8 8 L.O.D.R.S.V.P. January 17, 2020
Harley gets an invite to the Legion of Doom’s prospective members party, but Poison Ivy discovers that it’s her they’re really after.
A Seat at the Table.jpg 9 9 A Seat At The Table January 24, 2020
Now a member of the Legion of Doom and The Joker’s equal, Harley finds herself spending time with him. Will she slip into her old ways?
Bensonhurst.jpg 10 10 Bensonhurst January 31, 2020
After a falling out with her crew, Harley heads back home to Bensonhurst, where her doting mother waits for her... and her deadbeat dad, who’s more dangerous than anticipated.
Harley Quinn Highway.jpg 11 11 Harley Quinn Highway February 7, 2020
Harley must rescue Ivy from the clutches of Scarecrow, who's trying to harvest her pheromones to make a super toxin that turns plants into sentient monsters.
Devil's Snare.jpg 12 12 Devil's Snare February 14, 2020
Harley thinks the Legion of Doom is behind Ivy’s capture and the tree monsters currently ravaging Gotham.
The Final Joke.jpg 13 13 The Final Joke February 21, 2020
In the season finale, Harley has her final showdown with the Joker, when [spoilers] [spoil] [spoilers]. Will they [spoiler]? Maybe. But you can bet they [spoiler]!

Season 2

Image No. overall No. in season Title Airdate
New Gotham.jpg 14 1 New Gotham April 3, 2020
After Gotham is declared no longer part of the United States, the newly formed Injustice League try to seize control of the city away from Harley in the season premiere episode.
Riddler U.jpg 15 2 Riddle U April 10, 2020
Harley & Ivy go undercover as college students to take down Riddler, who’s made himself dean of the local university with sinister plans for students.
Catwoman.jpg 16 3 Trapped April 17, 2020
Harley and Ivy team up with Catwoman to steal a museum artifact that’s been boobytrapped by Dr. Trap. Meanwhile, Dr. Psycho tries to prove himself as a leader.
Thawing Hearts.jpg 17 5 Thawing Hearts April 24, 2020
Harley and crew try to infiltrate Mr. Freeze's lair only to become human lab rats for his experiments to find a cure for his cryogenically frozen wife, Nora.
Batman's Back Man.jpg 18 5 Batman's Back Man May 1, 2020
Bruce Wayne awakens from his coma to find Gotham in shambles. Meanwhile, Two-Face attempts to forge a criminal alliance with Bane, to be the only two Big Bads left in Gotham.
All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues.jpg 19 6 All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues May 8, 2020
When Harley and Ivy spot a seemingly sane Joker, they debate whether people can change at their core, revisiting a flashback about Harleen Quinzel's first day at Arkham Asylum.
There's No Place to Go But Down.jpg 20 7 There's No Place to Go But Down May 15, 2020
Acting as a judge, Two Face sentences Harley and Ivy to life in Bane's prison. Meanwhile, Jim Gordon and Batgirl vow to take back the GCPD from Two-Face.
Inner (Para) Demons.jpg 21 8 Inner (Para) Demons May 22, 2020
Harley covers up for the kiss with Ivy by going to Apokolips to get an army to conquer Gotham.
Bachelorette.jpg 22 9 Bachelorette May 29, 2020
It's Bachelor/Bachelorette weekend for Ivy and Kite Man.
Dye Hard.jpg 23 10 Dye Hard June 5, 2020
Fresh off Ivy rebuffing her, Harley reconnects with a now-sane Joker and heads to Wayne Tower, where their dinner is interrupted by an escaped Riddler and ParaDemons.
A Fight Worth Fighting For.jpg 24 11 A Fight Worth Fighting For June 12, 2020
In order to defeat Psycho's army, Harley & Joker need to track down Fables' storybook with the Justice League inside.
Lovers' Quarrel.jpg 25 12 Lovers' Quarrel June 19, 2020
Darkseid agrees to give Psycho the world if he brings him the head of Harley Quinn, so Psycho controls Ivy to set her against Harley.
Something Borrowed, Something Green.jpg 26 13 The Runaway Bridesmaid June 26, 2020
Poison Ivy convinces Kite Man to go through with the wedding, but while they're preparing their special day, Commissioner Gordon is preparing to sabotage it.

Production

Concept art for Harley Quinn

Ivy
Uh, I think they're gonna hate it, Harls. They hate everything.
Harley
No way! It's got comedy, action, incredibly gratuitous violence, and unlike that Deadpool cartoon, it's actually coming out!
— Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn about their potential audience.[1]

In November 2017, it was announced that Warner Bros' then-unnamed DC-branded digital service ordered 26 half-hour episodes of Harley Quinn, a half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. It was being developed by Justin Halpern, Patrick Shumacker, and Dean Lorey, who served as executive producers on NBC's DC series Powerless. Harley Quinn was the third series to be greenlit by the DC digital service, following Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders. It was rumored that Margot Robbie, who portrayed Harley Quinn in the 2016 live action film Suicide Squad, would be approached to voice the character.[10]

On February 2018, multiple casting calls from the series were released.[11][12] On October 3, 2018, Warner Bros. Animation unveiled a first look at Harley Quinn at the New York Comic Con. Kaley Cuoco was announced as the voice actress for the titular character, also serving as an executive producer through her Yes, Normans Productions banner, with Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, J.B. Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale and Christopher Meloni cast in undisclosed roles.[13] It was later confirmed that Bell, Tudyk, Bader and Meloni would be voicing Poison Ivy, the Joker, Batman, and Jim Gordon, respectively.[2][14][5] On October 11, 2018, Rahul Kohli announced that he would be voicing Scarecrow.[15]

The same day the season one finale was released, it was revealed that a second season was already produced and would be available to stream on April 3, 2020, consisting of another 13 episodes.[16] On September 18, 2020, it was announced via Twitter that the the show was renewed for a third season which would premiere on HBO Max[17] as DC Universe would no longer host video content and all DC Universe originals would migrate to HBO Max.[18] Co-showrunner Justin Halpern predicts the season will be released in late 2021 or early 2022.[19]

Release

On October 3, 2018, ahead of the annual New York Comic Con, a teaser trailer featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Batman in Arkham was released.[20] A full, uncensored trailer set to Joan Jett's cover of the theme song from The Mary Tyler Moore Show was released on July 20, 2019 to coincide with the panel at San Diego Comic-Con.[21][22]

Harley Quinn premiered on DC Universe on November 29, 2019.[23] The first season started airing on Syfy on May 3, 2020.[24] The series airs on Adult Swim in Canada, with new episodes airing a week after their American premiere.[25] The series started airing on E4 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 7, 2020.[26]

In late June 2020, it was announced that the first two seasons would be coming to HBO Max on August 1, 2020.[27] On August 22, 2020, a fully animated Q&A featuring Harley Quinn was released as part of the DC Fandome event, wherein she answered questions from fans.[28]

The first season was released on DVD on June 2, 2020 and the second season was released on February 16, 2021 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.[29] The first two seasons were also released on Blu-ray in a box set by Warner Archive Collection on February 16, 2021.[30]

On August 21, 2020 the official season 1 and season 2 soundtracks, composed by Jefferson Friedman, were released online.[31]

Crew

  • Justin Halpern - writer/executive producer[10]
  • Patrick Schumacker - writer/executive producer[10]
  • Dean Lorey - writer/executive producer[10]
  • Sam Register - executive producer[10]
  • Jennifer Coyle - producer[10]
  • Kaley Cuoco - executive producer[13]

Gallery

Promotional images

Promotional videos

References

  1. 'Harley Quinn' Release Window and Synopsis Revealed Russ Burlingame, Comicbook.com (June 28, 2018).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Kaley Cuoco to star in Harley Quinn series: 'It has definitely been empowering' Chancellor Agard, Entertainment Weekly (October 3, 2018).
  3. 'Harley Quinn': Alan Tudyk Explains How His Joker Is Different Than Mark Hamill's Charlie Ridgely, Comicbook.com, (February 12, 2019), access date 2019-03-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Harley Quinn Comes Out Swinging in Full Trailer Animation Magazine, Mercedes Milligan (November 12, 2019).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Alan Tudyk to Voice The Joker in Harley Quinn Animated Series Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources (October 25, 2018), access date October 26, 2018.
  6. Sanaa Lathan To Voice Catwoman In Harley Quinn Animated Series For DC Universe’s Streaming Service Blackfilm (June 17, 2019).
  7. “Plus? FYI! Xo #WonderWoman :) #Repost @thedcuniverse with @get_repost ・・・ Did you catch the sneak peek of #DCUHARLEYQUINN at #SDCC last…” Vanessa Marshall, Instagram (29 July, 2019).
  8. DC Universe’s ‘Harley Quinn’ Starring Kaley Cuoco Eyes New Perspectives On Familiar Caped Crusaders – TCA Amanda N'Duka, Deadline (July 23, 2019).
  9. Harley Quinn: Get a First Look at DC Universe's NSFW Animated Comedy Laura Prudom, IGN (August 19, 2019).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 ‘Harley Quinn’: DC Digital Service Orders Animated Comedy Series About Comic Book Villainess From ‘Powerless’ Trio Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood (November 20, 2017).
  11. DC's Animated Harley Quinn TV Show Character Descriptions Revealed Rose Moore, ScreenRant (February 7, 2018).
  12. Harley Quinn Animated Series Cast Includes Poison Ivy, King Shark & More Nicole Sobon, Comic Book Resources (February 7, 2018).
  13. 13.0 13.1 Kaley Cuoco to Lead Star-Studded 'Harley Quinn' Voice Cast for DC Universe Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter (October 3, 2018).
  14. Diedrich Bader Voices Batman in 'Harley Quinn' Teaser Nicole Drum, Comicook.com (October 3, 2018).
  15. Well I’ve been given the go ahead to let you guys know one of the new projects I’ve been working on! Mans is the voice of SCARECROW! #HarleyQuinn Rahul Kohli, Twitter (October 11, 2018).
  16. 'Harley Quinn' Is Coming Back To DC Universe For Season 2 Sooner Than You Think Alex Zalben, DECIDER (February 21, 2020).
  17. You didn't think we'd let you down, did ya Puddin'? Harley Quinn Season 3 is coming to HBO Max! HBO Max Twitter (September 18th, 2020).
  18. DC Universe Transforms Into DC Universe Infinite the Ultimate Comic Book Subscription Service DC Publicity, DCComics (September 18th, 2020).
  19. Masters of None Full Harley Quinn Justin Halpern Interview Masters Of None Podcast, YouTube (March 11, 2021).
  20. Harley Quinn cartoon trailer makes fun of Deadpool and DC’s dark, gritty movies Petrana Radulovic, Polygon (October 4, 2018)
  21. HARLEY QUINN Comic-Con® 2019 Video: First-Look Preview #WBSDCC (archived), Warner Bros. TV, YouTube (July 20, 2019).
  22. HARLEY QUINN Animated Series Comic-Con Trailer [HD] Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell] We Got This Covered,YouTube TV (July 21, 2019).
  23. Harley Quinn: November Premiere Date Revealed for DC Universe Series Joshua Yehl, IGN (October 6, 2019).
  24. ‘Harley Quinn’ Invades SYFY for Exclusive Cable Run Mercedes Milliga, Animation Magazine (April 22, 2020).
  25. Harley Quinn - Adult Swim Canada Premiere Promo (15 secs) I Miss Bionix, YouTube (November 13, 2019).
  26. Harley Quinn TV series to feature “all the classic big bads” of the Batman universe David Craig, UK: Radio Times (May 7, 2020).
  27. BIG NEWS: HARLEY QUINN SEASONS 1 & 2 HIT HBO MAX ON THE FIRST! GET ON THIS CLASSIC FROM @justin_halpern AND @PMSchumacker AND @deanloreySO WE CAN HAVE MORE OF IT! Merrill Barr, Twitter (July 20, 2020).
  28. [DC Fandome 2020] Ask Harley Quinn Tallulah Gray, The Cultured Nerd (August 22, 2020).
  29. Harley Quinn (TV Series) DVDs ReleaseDates, access date June 6, 2021.
  30. Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection, Blueray.com (February 16, 2021).
  31. OK nerds, Harley Quinn S1 & S2 soundtracks are alive! I hope you enjoy them; they were a labor of love... Jefferson Friedman, Twitter (August 21, 2020).
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