It’s official – Harley Quinn is back, coming to HBO Max in July. The hit animated series starring Kaley Cuoco as the iconic Harley Quinn doesn’t yet have a confirmed release date – but it will return at some point in July, according to a Warner Media report. Press release.
This is good news for fans, who will be dying to see where Harley goes next…
—Harley Quinn (@dcharleyquinn) October 16, 2021
At the end of Season 2, Harley and Ivy (now officially a couple) hit the road to wreak havoc and mayhem on a cross-country road trip that Harley describes as their “Eat, Bang, Kill Round”. An aptly named spin-off comic book limited series “Eat, Bang, Kill Tour” depicts their antics as they find themselves being chased across the country by Commissioner Gordon.
Season 3 will pick up where it left off, returning to Gotham with Commissioner Gordon hot on his heels… and it looks like we can expect to see even more DC characters, with Nightwing, John Constantine, Mad Hatter, Clock King and Amanda Waller has already confirmed. There’s even a cameo with director James Gunn, so expect it to get a bit meta.
Elsewhere, Harley Quinn’s Kite Man will star in his own spinoff – a show described as “Cheers for Villains” which sees him running a bar where Super Villains hang out.
IGN’s Harley Quinn Season 2 review says, “the series seems to be even stronger in its second outing. The new status quo and focus on Gotham’s villains helps set a darker tone while providing all the goofy, deep humor DC fans could ask for. Season 2 may well succeed where Birds of Prey never quite did – exploring what happens when Harley sets out to become his own wife.
Kaley Cuoco portrays Harley Quinn alongside Alan Tudyk, Lake Bell, Rahul Kohli, Diedrich Baker, Tony Hale, Matt Oberg and Ron Funches. Harley Quinn was developed by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey with Halpern and Schumacker serving as showrunners.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.