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Season 1 News

  • November 20, 2017: DC Digital Service has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of a Harley Quinn animated series. It will be an adult action comedy by executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey who will also write. Sam Register will also executive produce. Jennifer Coyle producers along with Ehsugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Margot Robbie is rumored to be at the top of the wish list of actors to voice Harley. The series will also feature Poison Ivy and other DC villains and heroes, old and new. The series revolves around Harley trying to make it on her own as the criminal "Queenpin" of Gotham City after breaking things off once and for all with the Joker. It is still a project in the works. A piece of developmental art included. Deadline Article
  • November 20, 2017: Patrick Schumacker guarantees Poison Ivy will be a huge part of the series. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • November 21, 2017: Paul Dini is not involved in the series and Amanda Connor contributed to development art. CBR Article
  • January 7, 2018: Alleged character breakdowns reveal series regulars will be the Joker, Poison Ivy, Sy Borgman, Dr. Psycho, Malice Vundabar, King Shark, and Clayface. Hash Tag Show Article
  • January 7, 2018: Patrick Schumacker confirms the character breakdowns are accurate except Dr. Psycho has telepathy not telekinesis. The series will be like Rick and Morty, Catwoman is likely to appear, and the series is still in very early writing stages. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 2, 2018: New logo released. DC Article
  • May 2, 2018: Adam Stein, Jordan Weiss, Tom Hyndman, Laura Moran, Jamiesen Borak, and Jess Dweck & Jane Becker are on the writing staff. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 25, 2018: An alleged cast list includes Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk, Tony Hale, and Diedrich Bader. Revenge of the Fans Article
  • June 28, 2018: New logline reveals Harley's aspiration is to earn a seat at the Legion of Doom. Releases in 2019. ComicBook Article
  • July 10, 2018: There will be a fan experience at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter across from Comic Con, filled with installations. One involves the 'creating mayhem in the Harley Quinn chaos room.' Thursday to Saturday hours are 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (line closes at 6:00 PM) and Sunday hours are 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (line closes at 4:00 PM). DC Comics Blog
  • October 3, 2018: 54 second NYCC teaser featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Batman posted. Kaley Cuoco voices Harley. Warner Bros. TV YouTube
  • October 3, 2018: The cast is Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale, and Chris Meloni. ComicBook Article
  • October 4, 2018: Release timeline for DC Universe shows Harley Quinn set for a late October 2019 release. User: Geek Vibes Nation Tweet
  • October 6, 2018: Interview with Cuoco. The series will start with Harley and Joker in a "very crazy up and down relationship." Joker takes all the credit for the latest caper and Harley breaks up with him to rule Gotham on her own, become the best villain, and gathers her own team. But she does relapse into hook-ups with the Joker. Poison Ivy is Harley's best friend and gives her "great advice" and is the most "real voice" in her life. IGN Article
  • October 11, 2018: Rahul Kohli announces he is voicing Scarecrow. Rahul Kohli Tweet
  • October 24, 2018: Diedrich Bader reveals Alan Tudyk voices the Joker and Chris Meloni voices Jim Gordon. Bader's take on Batman is fairly consistent but Jim will be 'very different'. Batman and Jim will appear in a lot of scenes together and their relationship will be explored. Bader likens the series to an Adult Swim show. Discussing Film YouTube, 7:30 and 8:30 marks
  • December 14, 2018: October 2019 release date confirmed. ComicBook Article
  • December 18, 2018: October 11, 2019 release date revealed. GWW Article
  • January 11, 2019: Shane Glines is the supervising character designer. Shane Glines Tweet
  • February 12, 2019: Alan Tudyk talks about voicing Joker and Mark Hamill. Tony Hale voices Dr. Psycho. ComicBook Article
  • February 17, 2019: Amber Blade Jones started on the series as BG Paint, then went to BG Layout and is currently a Revisionist. Amber Blade Jones Tweet
  • March 7, 2019: New looks at Harley Quinn. Harley Movie News Tweet
  • March 7, 2019: Kaley Cuoco posts photos from ADR session, with animation of Harley and Joker present. Kaley Cuoco
  • March 7, 2019: Photo from sound effect spotting session posted. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 8, 2019: Series will be a one episode a week release format. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 8, 2019: Episodes will be 20-something minutes in length. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 8, 2019: Brief footage of Harley in new DC Universe promo. DC Universe Tweet
  • April 1, 2019: Brief footage of Harley in new DC Universe Mr. Nobody promo. DC YouTube
  • April 9, 2019: Interview with Christopher Meloni. Bleeding Cool Article
  • April 17, 2019: Jefferson Friedman will score the series. Film Music Reporter Article
  • April 24, 2019: Susan Yung is one of the painters. Susan Yung Tweet
  • May 27, 2019: New promotional image of Harley. We Got This Covered Article
  • May 30, 2019: The series will air on Adult Swim in Canada fall 2019/winter 2020. Corus Article
  • June 7, 2019: Diedrich Bader posts a snippet from a script with Batman and Harley. Diedrich Bader Tweet
  • June 24, 2019: On July 17, the pilot will be screened during preview night 6-10 pm. On July 20 from 7-9 pm there will be DC Universe Series Sneak Previews and a Q&A in the Indigo Ballroom. Deadline Article
  • July 2, 2019: There will be a special booth activation at San Diego Comic Con that takes immerses fans inside the comically twisted world of the new series with an Arkham interactive tour. Deadline Article
  • July 15, 2019: First look at Comic Con tote bag. Jim Lee Tweet
  • July 18, 2019: Excerpt from the TV Guide Comic Con 2019 article. Syd Borgman is voiced by Jason Alexander, Clayface is also voiced by Alan Tudyk, and Ron Funches voices King Shark. Shark is a tech wiz. Wanda Sykes is the evil Queen of Fables and J.B. Smoove is Ivy's "chill, wise-cracking" houseplant. At some point one of Clayface's arms gets cut off during a botched heist and it develops a life of its own. Tom Kenny will voice it. First look at Kite/Charles Brown, Clayface/Basil Karlo, Doctor Psycho/Edgar Cizko, Bane, and King Shark from the WB Booth at Comic Con. Comics Beat Article
  • July 19, 2019: James Adomian voices Bane. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • July 19, 2019: Pilot will be screened at DC Universe panel on July 20. New Poison Ivy design posted. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • July 20, 2019: 1:13 trailer released. Warner Bros. TV YouTube
  • July 20, 2019: The series was in development for 3 years, the pilot sets up the whole season, it will be serialized, the screw had full access to the vault of DC characters, Harley is likened to Mary Tyler Moore if she was a killer, Harley's crew will debut by episode 4, the actors recorded together when they could, Harley wants to be the biggest bad, Poison Ivy doesn't see herself as a villain and she's not much of one on the show, Bane is a big part of the show, Bane apparently has someone at Starbucks he hates, the pilot took 6 months to make, the crew was fearful of what Bruce Timm would think so they took their time on the pilot, the writers room started in November 2017, once Harley gets the eye of the Legion of Doom heavy hitters like Lex Luthor and Black Manta will appear, the Legion treats Bane badly, and Timm saw it and liked it. Newsarama Article
  • July 21, 2019: James Gordon has PTSD, Gordon gets so dark even Batman tells him to settle down, Harley is relentlessly optimistic and sees the fun in the city, and in the last couple of episodes, Ivy and Harley go head-to-head against Joker once and for all. TV Insider Article
  • July 23, 2019: Where the live action movies lionized the heroes, in the show heroes like Batman are a real buzz kill and Superman tells dad jokes. Smoove's character is named Frank the Plant. Harley learns what real friendship is and how these friends are more of her family than her real family which we find out later in the series. She fights Robin, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, in the show but "she's never going to kill Robin," just those who deserve it. Deadline Article
  • July 24, 2019: Vanessa Marshall will voice Wonder Woman. Vanessa Marshall instagram
  • July 25, 2019: TV Guide article reveals Charlie Adler is the voice director. ArkhamHQ16 Tweet
  • August 9, 2019: Mac Whiting is the animation director. Mac Whiting instagram
  • August 19, 2019: 1:39 first look released. Brief first looks at Wonder Woman and Killer Croc. Jim Rash voiced Riddler, J.B. Smoove voices Frank the Plant, Giancarlo Esposito voiced Lex Luthor, and the Robin Jacob Tremblay voices is Damian Wayne. Tisha Campbell Martin and Matt Oberg are also in the cast. IGN Article
  • September 6, 2019: NYCC screening will be on October 6, 1:05-1:30 pm at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden. DC Blog
  • September 8, 2019: September 8 was director Juan Jose Meza-Leon's last day of work on the show. Juan Jose Meza-Leon instagram
  • September 27, 2019: September 27 was character designer TJ Collins' last day of work on the show. TJ Collins instagram
  • October 3, 2019: Series premieres on November 29, 2019. Newsarama Article
  • October 16, 2019: Interview with Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker from New York Comic Con. io9 Article
  • October 29, 2019: One month teaser posted. Harley Quinn Tweet
  • October 30, 2019: 13 episodes will be initally streamed once a week from November 29, 2019 to February 21, 2020. Newsarama Article
  • November 5, 2019: Storyboard panel of Joker shooting a henchman. Brandon McKinney instagram
  • November 8, 2019: Kaley Cuoco comments on show during The View. The View Tweet
  • November 12, 2019: Full trailer released. DC YouTube
  • November 12, 2019: Episode titles, airdates, and loglines for first 13 episodes released. WF Article
  • November 12, 2019: More voice cast revealed. Andy Daly voices Two Face, Tony Hale also voices Felix Faust, Phil LaMarr voices Jason Praxis and Black Manta, Vanessa Marshall also voices Giganta, Tisha Campbell Martin voices Tawny Young, Matt Oberg voices Kite Man and KGBeast, Jim Rash voices The Riddler, and Will Sasso voices Maxie Zeus. Animation Magazine Article
  • November 12, 2019: Storyboard panel of Harleen jumping into a vat of chemicals posted. Brandon McKinney instagram
  • November 17, 2019: Stills for episode 3 "So You Need A Crew" released. CBM Article
  • November 25, 2019: Get to Know Harley character spot released. DC YouTube
  • November 27, 2019: Interview with Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. Show was pitched in 2016 but they had other commitments. Started on it after powerless and the writer's room began in November 2017. Every episode took about 18 weeks to get back from a locked animatic to the finished color animation. The end of episode 26 sets up the next season if there will be one. CBR Article
  • November 27, 2019: Get to Know Poison Ivy character spot released. DC YouTube
  • November 29, 2019: Cuoco comments on finding the voice for Harley. TV Line Article
  • November 30, 2019: 00:35 promo for episode 2 released. DC YouTube
  • December 1, 2019: Interview with cast and crew. Jennifer Coyle talks about taking the "DNA" of the Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti version, using the New 52 and Mad Love as touchstones, and incorporating her pink and blue hair from the Suicide Squad run. Shane Glines talks about the mandate not to over-sexualize Harley's design so she went through the most design iterations and making sure her body language wasn't a doll pose. Justin Halpern says the 2016 pitch was like a female version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Harley as Ferris and Ivy as Cameron Frye. Rick and Morty and Arrested Development are also cited as comedic influences. There was little restrictions except after 22 F-bombs in the pilot, the studio put a cap of 8 to 9 per episode and the studio was protective of Batman. Coyle recalls a board the show executives nixed because it had Batman with a sign taped to his back with the effs bats joke. The crew was cognizant of violence so Harley only kills universally despised people like bankers and henchmen. There was an excised idea of Harley tearing off someone's head and hitting someone else with the spinal cord. Traditional heroes' color palettes were toned down, the clothing is more muted and their colors are a little bit darker. Gotham's colors pop a little brighter. All 26 episodes were delivered in 24 months. Work was done on multiple episodes simultaneously. Concept art of Harley and King Shark included. Animation Magazine Article
  • December 2, 2019: Teaser image of a bar mitzvah invite from a Joshua Cobblepot for episode 2 released. Harley Quinn Tweet
  • December 2, 2019: Show was submitted for an Annie Award for "So You Need A Crew". Variety Article
  • December 3, 2019: The series premiere will air on TBS on Sunday December 8 at 11 p.m. as part of the network's "DCember" lineup. TV Line Article
  • December 3, 2019: Get to Know Batman TV spot posted. DC YouTube
  • December 3, 2019: Early concept art of Poison Ivy posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Rough concepts of Clayface posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Design exploration of Frank the Plant posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Design concepts of Commissioner Gordon and Killer Croc posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Early concept art of Clayface posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Brian Bolland-inspired concept art of Joker posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 3, 2019: Early concept art of Riddler posted. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 4, 2019: Shane Glines posts Harley experessions. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 5, 2019: Preview of episode 2 included in this week's DC Daily. DC YouTube
  • December 5, 2019: Villain with Man Bat, Killer Croc and KGBeast in Arkham cafeteria scene was Livewire. Another cameo during breakout might have been Killer Frost. Shane Glines did a Frost design. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 6, 2019: Shane Glines confirms the Livewire cameo in the pilot and she has been redesigned for a later episode. Shane Glines Tweet
  • December 6, 2019: Patrick Schumacker confirms Mrs. Cobblepot in "A High Bar" is the Penguin's sister (not sister-in-law). Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 9, 2019: Get to Know Doctor Psycho character spot released. DC YouTube
  • December 11, 2019: Censored version of Episode 1 posted online by DC. DC YouTube
  • December 11, 2019: Get to Know Queen of Fables character spot released. DC YouTube
  • December 12, 2019: Get to Know Clayface character spot released. DC YouTube
  • December 14, 2019: Preview of episode 4. DC YouTube
  • December 19, 2019: Get to Know King Shark character spot released. DC YouTube
  • December 21, 2019: Preview of episode 5. DC YouTube
  • December 28, 2019: Preview of episode 6. DC YouTube
  • January 2, 2020: Get to Know Sy Borgman character spot released. DC YouTube
  • January 4, 2020: Preview of episode 7. DC YouTube
  • January 9, 2020: Get to Know Frank the Plant character spot released. DC YouTube
  • January 11, 2020: Preview of episode 8. DC YouTube
  • January 17, 2020: Get to Know Bane character spot released. DC YouTube
  • January 18, 2020: Preview of episode 9. DC YouTube
  • January 24, 2020: Shane Glines posts design draft of Bane. Shane Glines Tweet
  • January 25, 2020: Preview of episode 10. DC YouTube
  • February 1, 2020: Preview of episode 11. DC YouTube
  • February 8, 2020: Preview of episode 12. DC YouTube
  • February 14, 2020: 36 second trailer for episode 13 released. EW Article
  • February 21, 2020: Margot Robbie was involved in meetings just to stay informed of what was being done. It was intentional that Kaley Cuoco does a classic Harley accent when around the Joker, a normal voice on her own, and does a thicker accent back home in Bensonhurst. In addition to Ivy, Lake Bell voiced 50+ characters who had one or two lines. GWW Article
  • March 27, 2020: A Warner Bros Television representative confirmed there are plans to air the series outside of the U.S., like in the U.K. through E4. ComicBook Article
  • April 17, 2020: Pilot episode came back from overseas animation in January 2019. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 22, 2020: SyFy will begin airing season 1 starting on May 3 at 11 pm and ending on May 24. Episodes 1 to 4 air on May 3 from 11 pm to 1 am Eastern/Pacific. Episodes 5 to 7 air on May 10 from 11 pm to 12:30 am. Episodes 8 to 10 air on May 17 from 11 pm to 12:30 am. Episodes 11 to 13 air on May 24 from 12 to 1:30 am. SyFy Article
  • April 22, 2020: Shane Glines posts some of the first Harley drawings done for the show, drawn over Amanda Conner's designs. Because of the emphasis on acting in the show the producers didn't want it to get too stylized. Bruce Timm said they looked like Dave Stevens drawings. Shane Glines Tweet
  • April 22, 2020: Series airs in the U.K. on E4 on May 7 at 10:30 pm. Geek Town Article
  • April 23, 2020: Shane Glines posts early Calendar Man designs. Shane Glines Tweet
  • April 23, 2020: Shane Glines posts early Batman designs. Shane Glines Tweet
  • April 29, 2020: Shane Glines posts more early Harley Quinn art drawn over Amanda Connor art. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 2, 2020: Patrick Schumacker talks about the adult jokes in the series. The one joke they had to cut was from the Queen of Fables' gingerbread man. But with DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, they had to stay within that character's traditional morality. Digital Spy Article
  • May 4, 2020: Patrick Schumacker joins in an analysis of season one's episodes one to four. Word Balloon Tweet
  • May 10, 2020: Review of episode 5 with Schumacker. Mr. Freeze's hideout was a nod to Halpern and Schumacker's dead pilot for CW that involved a Chuck-E-Cheese-like locale. The post team really helped fix up the coloring and stuff for Harley's mindscape. Peter Girardi pitched the sky to look like gray matter of a brain but it wasn't working. One of the memories Harley originally stumbled upon was the implication she dressed up as Batman before sex with Joker and Warner was unsure of it so Halpern and Schumacker ended up swapping in a scene of Harley's father being beaten up by the mob. The Married with Children-esque family portrait was re-purposed from episode 10. Wordballoon YouTube
  • May 10, 2020: Review of episode 6 with Schumacker. Clayface originally walked into the police station with Bruce Springsteen and became a rights issue so it turned into a fake cop mispronouncing Bruce's name. King Shark yelling at the inmates was inspired by a stand up routine done by Ron Funches. Wordballoon YouTube
  • May 10, 2020: Review of episode 7 with Schumacker. There was a note about the reunion massacre going a little too far. Wordballoon YouTube
  • May 11, 2020: Q&A with Halpern and Schumacker. The only character they have been rebuffed about using was Booster Gold and the only firm no was the show's original take on Aquaman. DC Universe Community
  • May 14, 2020: Shane Glines posts King Shark concept. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Crafting Bane for the series took weeks in the writer's room. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 17, 2020: The original name "Luthor's Wayne's Ruth's Chris" couldn't be cleared by legal so the locale became Martha's Bruce Steakhouse. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 17, 2020: Analysis of Season 1 Ep. 8-10 with Patrick Schumacker. Their original take on Aquaman was a macho surfer type not unlike Jason Momoa, some recording was done, and then they got a note back asking if he was too asinine.They looked back and decided to go with the regal Fraiser approach. The Legion of Doom headquarters was based on high end ad firms. Schumacker even worked in some and his parents are in the marketing industry. Justin Halpern did the screeches for Sy's sister but was later replaced by Phil LaMarr. Halpern also does Man Bat's screeches. Aquaman's dolphin Juba is named after a stuffed animal owned by Schumacker's daughter. The still shots of the various acts of terror in the LOD initiation video were supposed to be inspired by classic comic book covers. In an upcoming season 2 episode, they considered doing a recap in the style of William Dozier on Batman '66 but decided it should be Frank the Plant doing the monologue. wordballoon Podcast
  • May 24, 2020: Analysis of Season Ep. 11-13 with Patrick Schumacker. In episode 11, Clayface ruining Riddler's video threat was inspired by Pee-Wee's over eager movie cameo in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Music during reveal of the super toxin was inspired by Breaking Bad. The sequence rewritten the most out of the whole series was the journey into Ivy's mind, it was confusing and jammed with strange metaphors so it evolved over time to confront a Big Bad in the Empire Strikes Back homage. Frank wasn't the Cheshire Cat at first. Originally when Kite Man is incinerated – it is revealed to be Scarecrow but it came off as a muddled image so Death was adopted as a universal symbol. Once the initial animation came back, they decided to reiterate what the sequence looked like to make it scary and add in more VFX like the moving eyeballs, blood from the trees, and the flames from Death. Child Ivy coming back green from overseas animation was a happy accident. The inspiration for the highway was Hot Wheels meets Mario Kart and was the first time a heavy amount of CG was used because of all the angles of the scene. About 90 percent of what was boarded remained for the highway scene. They had to be careful around Sy's transformation for legal reasons not to look like a Transformer. Schumacker may have offended Jefferson Friedman once by bashing Baroque music, which happened to be Friedman's focus in school. Kite Man came up in development because another male villain with 'weak powers' was needed as an example of why men with less skills than women get a lot more credit and support. Once Matt Oberg came aboard to voice Kite Man and more of season 1 was plotted, Kite became a favorite of the crew. War of Jokes and Riddles coming out inspired Schumacker to suggest using Kite Man. In episode 12, Schumacker asked if drool from Ivy and Kite Man making out could be removed. Queen of Fables was really killed off and isn't returning in season 2. Felt safe in offing Ivy in the penultimate episode of season 1. Consciously borrowed the Supergirl death pose from Crisis on Infinite Earths throughout the series up to the end of season 2. The Legion of Doom wasn't killed off, they were off on vacation already. One of the blue sky ideas during development was a team up between Harley and Batman and was used in the finale. Halo jump sequence in a later Mission Impossible movie inspired Batman's drop in the Joker Tower. The montage music is a riff on Goodfellas. One of the writer's long wait for a Tesla inspired Joker's complaint. wordballoon Podcast
  • May 27, 2020: Shane Glines posts design for Mrs. Calendar Man. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 12, 2020: Shane Glines posts designs for age 6, age 10, and teen Harley from "Being Harley Quinn". The script called for them, but ultimately only age 6 was used in the episode. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 27, 2020: Rumored to be available on HBO Max soon. ComicBook Article
  • June 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts a scrapped kid Ivy concept. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 30, 2020: Will be on HBO Max later this summer. CBR Article
  • July 1, 2020: Shane Glines posts early art of Commissioner Gordon and credits writers for suggesting a Nick Nolte inspiration. Shane Glines Tweet
  • July 20, 2020: Both seasons will stream HBO Max on August 1. CBR Article
  • October 1, 2020: The full color animated pilot was received in January 2019 and post on the 26th episode was finished in April 2020. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 13, 2020: Interview with Patrick Schumacker during Mainframe Comic Con. (14:00-21:00) They worked on season 1 without much red tape but DC was there to police their ip, focus groups loved Gordon, Clayface, and Bane, and their original Aquaman Momoa bro idea was rejected by DC so they made him like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. (21:23) The mandate was to do a version of Tom Hardy's Bane. (26:03) Alan Tudyk was originally thought of for Clayface because of his Juilliard School background it felt like a no brainer for him to come up with a pompous bad actor angle then just for the heck of it, asked him to try out Joker. (38:13) Ivy and Kite Man. (44:00) Queen of Fables and Praxis. (55:34) Bruce Timm's sole contribution to the series was suggesting the dog stop peeing mid-stream when Dr. Psycho says the C-word to Wonder Woman. Word Balloon Comics Podcast
  • March 10, 2021: Interview with Justin Halpern. Halpern recalls Vanessa Marshall being perplexed when she started recording, being unaware of the adult nature of the series when she signed on. Bader was also shocked when he had to voice the Batman-Robin arch-nemesis talk. Masters of None podcast
  • May 2, 2021: Charlie Adler reveals a "huge name" actor was pursued to voice Nick, Harley's father, and Adler helped as a place holder but ultimately Dean Lorey offered the role to him. Charlie Adler Tweet

    Season 2 News

  • April 22, 2019: Vinton Heuck is one of the directors. Newsarama Article
  • April 24, 2019: Christina Sotta is one of the directors. Christina Sotta Tweet
  • June 17, 2019: Sanaa Lathan voices Catwoman. Black Film Article
  • November 12, 2019: Briana Cuoco voices Batgirl. Animation Magazine Article
  • November 27, 2019: The end of episode 26 sets up the next season if there will be one. CBR Article
  • December 22, 2019: Patrick Schumacker mentions Alfred Pennyworth's voice actor has been cast. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 21, 2020: Interview with Justin Halpern. Catwoman and Batgirl are confirmed to appear. Doctor Trapp will appear and has a big part in an episode. There will be trip off-planet for an episode. The next 13 episodes will deal with Harley and Ivy seeking love. More of Ivy's past will be explored in upcoming episodes. There will be an episode set on Themiscyra. The second batch of 13 episodes are almost done. GWW Article
  • February 21, 2020: Season 2 starts on April 3. Decider Article
  • February 21, 2020: Vinton Heuck directed a few episodes for season 2. Vinton Heuck Tweet
  • February 24, 2020: Alfred Molina voices Mr. Freeze, Gotham's male villains don't take kindly to Harley's ascendancy and conspire against her, and Catwoman will be a recurring character. ComicBook Article
  • February 27, 2020: TJ Collins posts the special poses he did of Clayface being unable to hold Batman's form in "The Final Joke". TJ Collins Tweet
  • February 29, 2020: The first episode of season 2 was screened during the DC Universe panel at C2E2. Sam Humphries Tweet
  • March 9, 2020: 1:05 first look at season two posted. DC YouTube
  • March 18, 2020: First four episode titles of season 2 revealed. "New Gotham" streams on April 3, "Riddle U" on April 10, "Trapped" on April 17, and "Thawing Hearts" on April 24. Newsarama Article
  • March 19, 2020: Season 2 trailer released. First look at Mr. Freeze, Batgirl/Barbara, Catwoman, and Parademons. DC YouTube
  • March 19, 2020: Season 2 art posted. DCU Harley Tweet
  • March 19, 2020: In season 2, there will be a lot of Two-Face, an original song, and George Lopez will guest star and far better than Howie Mandel. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 19, 2020: Darkseid is coming. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 19, 2020: Catwoman is in about three episodes. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 19, 2020: Barbara Gordon is a college student when she debuts and it is her origin story. She's smart, a fighter, and a shining ray of hope her father lacks and needs. She doesn't see Harley as a pure villain. It is a enemy of my enemy is my friend situation. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 19, 2020: Catwoman is an ally to Harley and Poison Ivy. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 20, 2020: Work on season 2 is done but a few post production things on the last few episodes. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 20, 2020: Catwoman debuts in the third episode of season 2, she is an old friend of Poison Ivy who helps her and Harley with a mission, and she is not the most trustworthy person. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 24, 2020: Season 2 logline teases a conflict between Harley and the newly formed Injustice League over Gotham City. Stills and logline for "New Gotham" included. WF Article
  • March 27, 2020: Season 2 21 second teaser posted. DCUHarley Quinn Tweet
  • March 27, 2020: Showrunners and writer's room have a general idea of what a season 3 would be but they have not received a renewal yet. They have submitted a one page set up for what it could be though it could change entirely after a pickup. There might be opportunities for other outlets. ComicBook Article
  • March 28, 2020: There will be a flashback episode that is a bit of an homage to Batman: The Animated Series, while also retelling and reframing Harley's origin story with both the Joker and her original acquaintance with Poison Ivy. There's a big revelation that a lot of the feelings that Harley had for the Joker maybe shouldn't have been and a lot of those were based on lies. ComicBook Article
  • March 28, 2020: Jamiesen Borak wrote the flashback episode, it's title is a LOST reference, and is the sixth episode of the season. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 29, 2020: Harley and Ivy will have to assume disguises in an episode with Barbara. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 1, 2020: George Lopez voices himself in a Bane-centric episode. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 1, 2020: Season 2 picks up right where season 1 left off. Gotham is in shambles, sort of inspired by the "No Man's Land" comic book run, and the city has been divvied up by several of the high ranking members of Gotham's rogues' gallery. The season tracks Harley as she makes her way in this new post-apocalyptic world of these territories. Season 2 for Harley is, "What do I want now that I'm not living my life for someone else? What is it that I want?" Episode 2 is the first appearance of Barbara Gordon. The university she attends has been commandeered by the Riddler. She's kind of coping with living under lockdown with The Riddler as the dean of this university and her father, Jim Gordon, is her roommate - kind of against her will. He is spiraling towards his lowest points so, his misery along with the absence of Batman and because of her determination, she ends up becoming Batgirl. Catwoman is the only person in the world that Ivy melts over with admiration towards. The way she is portrayed is that she's just cooler than cool and Ivy gets uncharacteristically giddy when she's around her. Like she's just this icon, she's Ivy's Lady Gaga. Writer Sarah Peters helped forming this show's Catwoman. Harley and Ivy need to extricate a certain weapon, which is under lock and key, at the National History Museum, which has been booby trapped and they need someone who is experienced in being slippery around booby traps so Catwoman is a no-brainer. Jim Gordon even bristles with the fact that there's someone who's acting in Batman’s place. Batgirl and Jim become unwitting partners at one point in the show. He's oblivious to the fact that it's his own daughter. Eventually he gets wise to it. Overall, Barbara is part of his redemption arc. Harley and Ivy's relationship will have a label by the end of the season. Through the season, Harley and Kite Man’s relationship evolves. She begins to understand Kite Man more. There is a respect for him by the end of the season. Season 2 shakes up the crew by the end of it. Bane gets more screentime this season. Episode 22 overall of the series is the Themyscira episode. It's a girl trip to Themyscira with Harley, Ivy, Catwoman, and a couple of other spoilerly friends that has huge ramifications on Harley and Ivy's relationship, while also having a musical number that has been in the works for a very long time that is very ridiculous. Newsarama Article
  • April 3, 2020: Interview with Schumacker, Halpern, and Lorey. Mr. Freeze, his origin story and his cryogenically frozen wife will be "disrupted" in a comedic way? The Mr. Freeze episode is about Harley becoming a little bit more woke and getting used to learning more about someone before passing judgment. She thinks Mr. Freeze is a straight-up villain, but he's ultimately a sympathetic character yet handles his trauma in unproductive ways, turning his anger and angst into crime. It's a weird episode but oddly really touching. Nora Fries will be introduced in a way that we haven't before and will be voiced by someone. Still included for episode 2. EW Article
  • April 4, 2020: Season 2 was originally going to air in Fall 2020. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 5, 2020: Man-Bat will appear in season 2. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 6, 2020: Alfred Pennyworth and Lucius Fox will appear in season 2. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 11, 2020: When Alan Tudyk did his first take for "Stephanie" during voice recording for "Riddle U," Dean Lorey did a spit take. George Peters Tweet
  • April 12, 2020: The flashback episode may be the sixth episode of the season. It comes after an episode focusing on Batman and what he was been up to in all the chaos. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 14, 2020: May episode titles revealed. "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" airs on May 1, "There's No Place to Go But Down" airs on May 8, "Batman's Back Man" airs on May 15, "Inner (Para) Demons" airs on May 22, and "Bachelorette" airs on May 29. Newsarama Article
  • April 16, 2020: May episode order revised to be in correct order. "Batman's Back Man" airs on May 1, "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" airs on May 8, and "There's No Place to Go But Down" airs on May 15. Newsarama Article
  • April 16, 2020: A sound mix for episode 25 was conducted. The episode has 20 characters in it. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 17, 2020: Bane will fight in "Batman's Back Man" and Joshua will not appear in season 2. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 17, 2020: Interview with Patrick Schumacker. Flashback episode will show Harleen Quinzel's first day at Arkham Asylum and how she met Joker and Poison Ivy. Bruce learns what happened, how Bruce reacts to someone using his symbol without his approval, comedy between Bruce and Alfred - Alfred's an old sourpuss parent telling him he can't go out and party saying he's not ready, and Bruce schemes with his friend Lucius to build him a suit to augment his weakened state. Episode 5 or 6 deals with where Bane's at, we see his new lair, he's providing a "wellness service" to villains like Bane running a spa, huge significant moment at the end for Harl/Ivy shippers. Riddler plays a big role his season leading up to the season finale. Adapting Harley comic by Sam Humphries when she steals Apokoliptian armor. Rachel Dratch will voice someone in Mr. Freeze episode. Gus will return this season. Phil LaMarr sings a song that is a send up to Under The Sea. It'll be "juvenile." In episode 9, in b-story with King Shark. Cecilia Aranovich oversaw the sequence as she's a big Little Mermaid fan. Sarah Peters wrote episode. An important episode in Harley and Ivy's relationship. Show "fell on their lap", Kaley Cuoco was recommended to them, and writer's room was divided on accent or no accent for Harley. Only had more than 1 actor in a room recording when pilot was recorded. They weren't sure if Lake Bell would have time to voice Ivy but were sold when they heard her tape. Word Balloon Interview
  • April 17, 2020: Michael Ironside voices Darkseid. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 18, 2020: Preview of episode 17. TV Promos YouTube
  • April 23, 2020: Shane Glines posts early Catwoman design. Shane Glines Tweet
  • April 24, 2020: Nora will return. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 24, 2020: Tabitha of the Hammerhead Clan will appear. Nora appears in "Bachelorette". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 24, 2020: George Peters added the Yes Norman "Woof Woof" as Harley's phone's sound in "Thawing Hearts". George Peters Tweet
  • April 28, 2020: Clip from "Batman's Back, Man" released. ComicBook Article
  • April 30, 2020: 45 second clip for "Batman's Back, Man" released. EW Article
  • April 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts design notes for Arkham guards. Shane Glines Tweet
  • April 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts design notes for Batgirl's cowl. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: Diedrich Bader first recorded ADR from his closet starting with "Batman's Back, Man". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: The Hellbat suit appearing in "Batman's Back, Man" was Juan Meza-Leon's idea. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: Monica in "Batman's Back, Man" was voiced by Tisha Campbell. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: James Adomian may have ad libbed the "Twins" reference in "Batman's Back, Man". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: Amber Jones posts storyboard revisions of intital meeting between Bane and Two Face in "Batman's Back, Man". Amber Jones Tweet
  • May 1, 2020: Amber Jones posts storyboard revisions of second meeting between Bane and Two Face in "Batman's Back, Man". Amber Jones Tweet
  • May 3, 2020: Patrick Schumacker talks about choosing the ethnicity of Catwoman. They had no idea about Zoe Kravitz being casted at the time and this show's Catwoman was influenced by Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer. Digital Spy Article
  • May 4, 2020: Juan Meza-Leon added in the crotch missile gag in the fight in "Batman's Back, Man". It was loved so new lines were written and Christopher Meloni and Diedrich Bader recorded to add in the gag of Bruce getting the idea from him. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 4, 2020: Patrick Schumacker confirms they definitely wanted to focus on others in the Batfamily in "Batman's Back, Man" and they were thinking Robin was out of the country with the Teen Titans and now he's on the outside looking in. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 9, 2020: Joker's girlfriend isn't someone from the comics or has appeared in the show. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 10, 2020: The sound mix for episode 26 was conducted and work on season 2 is completed. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 11, 2020: Q&A with Halpern and Schumacker. Alfred will pop up just bit this season, no Dick Grayson or Jason Todd appearances in season 2, there is a later episode of Frank doing a recap, Lex Luthor will be back in a somewhat significant way, other Legion members will be appearing this season, there will be subtle differences in Batgirl's suit as the show progresses to imply she is always upgrading, and season 2 doesn't delve too much more into Ivy's past. DC Universe Community
  • May 13, 2020: There will be a watch party of episode 6 and 7 of season 2 with Lorey, Halpern, and Schumacker on May 15 at 9 pm EST. ComicBook Article
  • May 14, 2020: Titles and airdates for the final four episodes of season 2: June 5: "Dye Hard", June 12: "A Fight Worth Fighting For", June 19: "Lovers' Quarrel", and June 26: "The Runaway Bridesmaid". DC Blog
  • May 15, 2020: Patrick Schumacker confirms Bane is alive but will be stuck in The Pit for awhile. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Amber Blade Jones posts storyboard revisions from the sewer scene in "There's No Place to Go But Down". Amber Jones Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Patrick Schumacker posts the last page of the "There's No Place to Go But Down" 1/23/19 production draft. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Professor Pyg was originally going to appear in "Batman's Back, Man" but there were changes. His design was partially done so he was incorporated into the audience in "There's No Place to Go But Down". Talent show scene in script posted. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Joker's "I hate spunk" is a classic Ed Asner line from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Concept art of Bane poster from "There's No Place to Go But Down" posted by Shane Glines. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: The Batmobile was redesigned in the flashback to accommodate for Gordon. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Pit tour page from "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" 1/23/19 production draft. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Group therapy page from "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" 1/23/19 production draft. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Last page from "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues" 1/9/19 production draft. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: The GCPD battle "There's No Place to Go But Down" was originally 4 pages in the vein of John Wick. Page posted from the 1/23/19 production draft. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Cheryl survived and will appear in the season 2 finale. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Amber Jones posts animatic from "There's No Place to Go But Down" of Harley and Ivy being taken to the Pit. Amber Jones Tweet
  • May 15, 2020: Amber Jones posts animatic from "There's No Place to Go But Down" of Harley and Ivy pushed into the Pit. Amber Jones Tweet
  • May 16, 2020: Recording was 99% done before quarantine. Any ADR after was done over the phone. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 23, 2020: By the end of season 2, it will be clear where Poison Ivy stands. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 26, 2020: Christina Sotta reveals she directed "Bachelorette". Christina Sotta Tweet
  • May 27, 2020: Shane Glines posts design for Jim's tattoo. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 27, 2020: Shane Glines posts design for Parademons. Shane Glines Tweet
  • May 27, 2020: TJ Collins posts a Catwoman special pose from "Trapped". TJ Collins Tweet
  • May 28, 2020: The musical in "Bachelorette" was a 'dumb joke' Schumacker and Halpern have tried to do for years. It was composed by Jefferson Friedman and written by Sarah Peters. Justin Halpern Tweet
  • May 29, 2020: Eris is half-goddess, half human and died in "Bachelorette". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 12, 2020: Shane Glines posts puppy design from "A Fight Worth Fighting For". Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 12, 2020: Shane Glines posts first pass at Barbara Gordon design. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 12, 2020: Amber Jones posts storyboard from "A Fight Worth Fighting For" featuring Batman and Alfred. Amber Jones Vimeo
  • June 13, 2020: The season 2 finale title is "Something Borrowed, Something Green". "The Runaway Bridesmaid" was a working title that was logged as the final by accident. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 13, 2020: Amber Jones posts storyboard from "A Fight Worth Fighting For" featuring Ivy and Kite-Man. Amber Jones Vimeo
  • June 13, 2020: Shane Glines posts designs for King Shark, Amazons, and Joker. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 15, 2020: Zoom interview with Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern. The Frank recap was born out of necessity because the cut of the episode came in short so they thought of doing an unorthodox recap. Early into breaking season 2, Dr. Psycho's coup was planned. Darkseid was thought of immediately when they thought of how Harley would go the extreme. A mandate on the show was not to resolve things neat and clean. Scripts were written between November 2017 and February 2019. In the season 2 finale, the characters will make the decision they feel is best for themselves. The question of will the Joker-Bethany relationship survive is answered in finale as well. Justina Machado is Puerto Rican and Bethany's lines were written in Mexican Spanish so she had to retrofit the lines. Swearing in Puerto Rican was a loop hole to the show's swearing cap. They considered an episode about the Justice League in the fairy tale book, they didn't have their super powers because of the magic, things got dark like in Brothers Grimm's stories but they couldn't break the story and discarded the idea. Some things are wrapped up in episode 12, the larger emotional arc will conclude in episode 13, modeled after Breaking Bad's structure of resolving some things in the penultimate episode, there is no cliffhanger, and the 'ultimate couple' will be revealed. DC Daily Episode 436
  • June 26, 2020: The aria that Clayface sang in "Something Borrowed, Something Green" was "Cielo e Mar". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 26, 2020: Shane Glines posts Livewire redesign seen in "Something Borrowed, Something Green". Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 26, 2020: Shane Glines posts resurrected Poison Ivy design from season 1 finale. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 26, 2020: Shane Glines posts Darkseid turnarounds. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 27, 2020: Rumored to be available on HBO Max soon. ComicBook Article
  • June 30, 2020: Will be on HBO Max later this summer. CBR Article
  • June 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts Harley, Two Face, and Lexie line art. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts Harley in a special pose. Shane Glines Tweet
  • June 30, 2020: Shane Glines posts King Shark and Frank in their wedding tuxedos plus the Seinfeld inspiration for them. Shane Glines Tweet
  • July 1, 2020: Shane Glines posts the rear design of Killer Frost. Shane Glines Tweet
  • September 28, 2020: Patrick Schumacker reveals in an earlier cut of "All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues," the flower Dr. Quinzel gives Ivy becomes her earrings in the present. Because of inconsistencies in continuity, the crew opted for Ivy pulling the flower out of her jacket instead instead of the earrings. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 3, 2021: Patrick Schumacker confirms a King Tut easter egg is in "Trapped". Patrick Schumacker Tweet

    Season 3 News

  • November 27, 2019: The end of episode 26 sets up the next season if there will be one. CBR Article
  • September 12, 2020: Harley Quinn has "picked up steam" since its first two seasons arrived on HBO Max early last month. Inside sources say renewal negotiations hinge on a new budget for the series. The process has been stalled by the recent major executive shake-up that saw senior leaders Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly pushed out and oversight of the platform given to HBO's Casey Bloys. THR Article
  • September 18, 2020: Renewed for a third season, will be on HBO Max. WF Article
  • September 18, 2020: Patrick Schumacker got the news of the renewal on the night of September 16. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • September 18, 2020: Two things in preliminary discussions about season 3 entails Gotham's low approval of the police department and Poison Ivy's origins and backstory. Comic Book Article
  • September 25, 2020: Patrick Schumacker confirms there were past discussions to have Harley Quinn join the Suicide Squad. The season 3 writer's room has not started yet. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • September 30, 2020: Interview with Schumacker and Halpern. Before the show was renewed for a third season, they pitched an animated movie as an alternative. They aren't doing 2 seasons back to back and an optimistic guess for when season 3 releases would be end of 2021. Part of Gordon's journey in season 3 is trying to figure out what this new system is that needs to be put in place to effectively police Gotham, is he capable of doing it, and why is Metropolis look like this utopia comparatively. Deadline Article
  • October 16, 2020: Patrick Schumacker reveals they hope to start the writers room for season 3 in a couple weeks. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • November 3, 2020: Patrick Schumacker reveals the writers room for season 3 started a week ago. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • November 3, 2020: Patrick Schumacker repeats season 3 will be huge for Ivy. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • November 25, 2020: Patrick Schumacker confirms it is a very real goal to for Batman and Catwoman to have screen time together in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • December 13, 2020: Interview with Patrick Schumacker during Mainframe Comic Con. Season 3 is discussed. (29:54) The writer's room starts on Monday, December 14. (31:37) Many writers are coming back but four new writers were hired. Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein will write. Dean Lorey was unable to return to co-run the series because he's working on a Disney+ show currently in production so Pietrosh and Goldstein will be new co-showrunners, too. LGBT writers were hired as well. (36:40) They are going to try to have cast remotely record together at the same time. (43:28) Schumacker likes the idea that Kite Man is still wounded but he has moved on and is potentially still an ally of Harley and Ivy. They are spitballing on who Kite Man's new partner will be and at one point Golden Glider came up and making her as ditzy as him. (1:00:56) Season 3 will be 10 episodes. They will be writing scripts over the next 25 weeks and have a general idea where they want to take the show. (1:05) The people at HBO Max told them to keep doing what they're doing. Word Balloon Comics Podcast
  • December 22, 2020: Sari Cooper confirms she is working on the series. Sari Cooper Tweet
  • February 2, 2021: Patrick Schumacker confirms his Twitter header photo is discarded season 3 concept art. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 4, 2021: Patrick Schumacker confirms Tawny will appear in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 5, 2021: Patrick Schumacker hints at an idea to have Batman sing in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 6, 2021: Patrick Schumacker confirms Damian Wayne will appear in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 22, 2021: Patrick Schumacker announces recording has started for season 3 with Diedrich Bader, Jim Rash, and Chris Meloni. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 23, 2021: Patrick Schumacker reveals when writing on season 3 went on, they shifted away from the original plan to explore Ivy's origins but it will still be a huge Ivy season. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • February 27, 2021: Patrick Schumacker teases he just saw a new Shane Glines design of Harley in a red carpet gown. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 10, 2021: Interview with Justin Halpern. They haven't started casting or recording new voices for season 3 yet. Halpern would like to cast Nathan Fielder, John Wilson, and Joe Perra for a trio of villains. Mad Hatter appears in one of the episodes. The are going to do something with the Joker that has never been done in any story, a stand alone Joker episode like "Batman's Back, Man". There will also be a trip into someone's brain in season 3 that will be really special for DC fans. Halpern estimates season 3 will start streaming at the very end of 2021 or beginning of 2022. Masters of None podcast
  • March 22, 2021: Clock King will appear in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 27, 2021: Patrick Schumacker teases he got to voice a "very special guest star". Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 27, 2021: Patrick Schumacker teases Golden Glider might appear in season 3 episode 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 27, 2021: Patrick Schumacker teases an actor recorded as himself today. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 30, 2021: Sirena Irwin will direct in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 30, 2021: There will be a homage to the Batman '66 bomb gag. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 30, 2021: There will be a therapy session in season 3 episode 5. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 2, 2021: Catwoman will sing in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • April 12, 2021: Diedrich Bader recorded 4 episodes from his wife's closet. Diedrich Bader Tweet
  • May 20, 2021: Patrick Schumacker confirms season 3 won't stream in 2021. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • May 29, 2021: Patrick Schumacker reveals Sam Richardson has a voice role in season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 4, 2021: Katie Lazo joins the storyboard revision crew. Katie Lazo Tweet
  • June 5, 2021: Season 3 is currently in preproduction. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 14, 2021: DC nixed a scene in season 3 of Batman giving Catwoman oral sex. TV Line Article

    Home Entertainment Release News

  • March 27, 2020: A Warner Bros Television representative confirmed that a complete season one Blu-Ray release is coming soon. ComicBook Article
  • April 17, 2020: Season 1 DVD set tentatively set to release on June 2. Animesuperhero Post
  • August 18, 2020: Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray will release in September 2020 from Warner Archive. World's Finest Tweet
  • November 20, 2020: Complete Season 2 DVD set for February 16, 2021. TVShowsonDVD Article
  • January 12, 2021: Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray will release in February 2021 from Warner Archive. Warner Archive Tweet
  • January 25, 2021: Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons Blu-ray will release on February 16, 2021 from Warner Archive. Initial details included. Runtime is in 594 minutes, English SDH subtitles, DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1, in 1.78:1, 16x9 widescreen, and comes in 3 discs. ComicBook Article

    Merchandise News

  • November 30, 2019: Merchandise has gone for sale at DC Universe, including a $125 figure of Harley. DCU Tweet

    Comic Book News

  • February 19, 2021: A "Harley Quinn Animated Series Sequel" comic was announced by DC for 2021. Games Radar Article
  • February 19, 2021: Patrick Schumacker comments it is "extremely early" to talk about the comic but it does loosely tie into the show and what's in store for season 3. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • June 10, 2021: The comics book series is titled "Harley Quinn: The Animated Series - The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour" and is six issues. It will start on September 14. It picks up after season 2 with Harley and Ivy on the run from Commissioner Gordon and the GCPD. Ivy is still worried about leaving Kite Man at the altar but Harley has a scheme to shake her out of her wedding-day blues. It is written by Tee Franklin and drawn by Max Sarin. Games Radar Article
  • June 10, 2021: Patrick Schumacker comments it is to be determined if the comic can be considered canon to the streaming series as he still has to read the whole thing. Patrick Schumacker Tweet

    Music News

  • December 15, 2019: Interview with composer Jefferson Freidman. ComicBook Article
  • August 19, 2020: Season 1 and 2 Soundtrack digital release by Watertower Music and sites like Spotify will be August 20 at 12 am EDT/9 pm PDT. Track listing revealed. TZ Post
  • September 17, 2020: Interview with Jefferson Friedman. DC Article

    General Interview News

  • April 21, 2020: Interview with sound editor George Peters. No Film School Article
  • April 29, 2020: Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker will be part of a Q&A on May 11 at 5 pm PST in the community section of DC Universe. Newsarama Article
  • June 16, 2020: Will be featured at DC's Fandome event on August 22. CBR Article
  • June 26, 2020: Interview with Schumacker and Halpern. The goal was always to bring Harley and Ivy to a mentally healthy place because season 3 will not be about 'will the relationship last?' They will be a couple. But there could be outside influences that make the relationship tough. Initially, Darkseid was going to pop Lightray's head but DC said no but were okay with swapping in Forager. SyFy Article
  • June 29, 2020: Interview with Schumacker, Halpern, and Lorey. The Sarah O'Connell Show YouTube
  • August 14, 2020: There will be a 20 minute panel at DC FanDome at WatchVerse on August 22 at 8:15 pm PST with Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Ron Funches, Matt Oberg Alan Tudyk, Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey and supervising producer Jennifer Coyle. They will talk about the most outrageous moments. It will replay on August 23 at 6:45 am. TV Line Article
  • September 12, 2020: Cuoco comments on voicing Harley and there are no plans to introduce Punchline. CBR Article
  • September 12, 2020: Summary of DC FanDome panel. SyFy Wire Article

    Accolade News

  • December 2, 2019: Show was submitted for an Annie Award for "So You Need A Crew". Variety Article
  • November 19, 2020: Nominated by Critic's Choice Awards for Best Animated Show, Kaley Cuoco for Best Voice Actress, and J.B. Smoove for Best Voice Actor. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • January 28, 2021: Series has been nominated for "Outstanding Comedy Series" for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Awards. Patrick Schumacker Tweet
  • March 3, 2021: The episode "Something Borrowed, Something Green" is nominated for both "Best TV/Media - General Audience" and "Best Writing - TV/Media" at this year's Annie Awards. Variety Article