With DC’s upcoming live-action film, “Birds of Prey,” hitting theaters early next year, Harley Quinn fans won’t have much longer to wait until they see their favorite anti-heroine onscreen once again. In the meantime, DC Universe debuted the first look at their first original animated series, “Harley Quinn.” Similar to the upcoming live-action film, the series follows Harley (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) after she breaks up with the Joker (Alan Tudyk) in an attempt to forge her own path as a supervillain.
Joining her are well known comic villains such as Poison Ivy (Lake Bell), Clayface (also voiced by Alan Tudyk), King Shark (Ron Funches), and an all-new character, Frank the Plant (J.B. Smoove), in a quest to join the famed supervillain organization, The Legion of Doom.
Here’s the official 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 Doom.
Other famed DC characters and members of Batman’s infamous rogues’ gallery such as Robin, Lex Luthor, Riddler, Scarecrow, and Catwoman, are set to make appearances.
The series, which has been in development since 2017, looks like a departure from other DC animated series seeing as its violence and language gives the impression it made for a more NSFW adult audience. This makes sense seeing as “Joker” DC’s latest live-action film and first R-rated feature recently crossed $950 million dollars and is likely to cross 1 billion within the next week, DC and Warner Brothers are likely much more inclined to take risks with their programming.
The first season will consist of 13 half-hour episodes and a second season also consisting of 13 episodes has already been ordered. “Harley Quinn” is set to premiere on DC Universe on November 29, 2019.