The Harley Quinn animated TV series gets a release date on DC Universe, as announced at New York Comic Con. The Harley Quinn TV show was first announced in late 2017, as one of the original series set to hit the then-untitled DC streaming service. DC Universe officially launched on Batman Day 2018, with the service's flagship original, Titans, premiering a little later in October. Since then, DC Universe has rolled out episodes of original series nearly every week, with Young Justice: Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing and Titans season 2 all airing over the last year. Once Titans season 2 concludes, Harley Quinn will be the next DC Universe original.
The Harley Quinn TV show will focus on the titular villainess, as voiced by Kaley Cuoco, who's broken up with the Joker and gets some help from her friends, including Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and members of the Legion of Doom. As seen in the Harley Quinn SDCC trailer released over the summer, plenty of DC Comics characters will appear in the animated series, voiced by the likes of Alan Tudyk (Joker), Diedrich Bader (Batman), Tony Hale (Doctor Psycho), Christopher Meloni (Commissioner Jim Gordon) and many more. Altogether, there's plenty for DC fans to be excited about with Harley Quinn, and now it's revealed when exactly they'll get to check out the series.
At New York Comic Con, Harley Quinn executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker appeared at a DC Universe press reception where they revealed the animated TV show will premiere Friday, November 29 on the streaming service. DC Universe also launched a Harley Quinn-themed art gallery for NYCC with pieces by Emily Satterfield, Christine Sotta and DC's own Amanda Conner.
Although the initial DC Universe release slate revealed at NYCC 2018 had Harley Quinn arriving after the premiere of Stargirl - another live-action original series - it was announced earlier this year that the two female-led shows would switch. Stargirl adapts the DC Comics character of the same name, alter-ego Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), who discovers her step-father's cosmic staff from his time as a superhero sidekick and becomes a superhero in her own right. Now, Stargirl will debut in 2020, while Harley Quinn releases in Fall 2019.
The Harley Quinn animated series also comes at a prime time ahead of Warner Bros. and DC Films' Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), a live-action movie set within the continuity of the DC Extended Universe that continues the story of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn after Suicide Squad. With the recent release of the Birds of Prey trailer, interest in all things Harley Quinn is high, as seen at NYCC with DC's Harley-themed art gallery, Birds of Prey costume display and the announcement of DC Universe's animated series release date. Now fans just have to wait for both Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey to get more Harley Quinn.
Source: DC Universe