Friday, October 4, 2019


While she was only originally conceived as a limited-use supporting character for the Joker in 1992’s “Batman the Animated Series,” the minor super-villain Harley Quinn immediately broke out to massive popularity with the DC fandom. This however was hampered by criticism over her emotional dependency and loyalty to the Joker despite his propensity to abuse her in their relationship. The 2011 DC Comics re-launch saw Harleen Quinzel finally begin to shine as her own antiheroic character, later seeing her adaptation into the DCEU film franchise played by Margot Robbie. But while her latest film will not be until 2020, she is already hitting streaming market on a mature animated series.

IGN reports that DC Universe has got an official release date lined up for their “Harley Quinn” cartoon, and it was only appropriate that this was revealed this week at the 2019 New York Comic Con (NYCC). It should be recalled that NYCC 2018 was where the very first teaser of the show was revealed (that with its snide remark at the similar but un-realized “Deadpool” animated series). So without further ado, it can be said now that “Harley Quinn” on DC Universe will be coming out on November 29.

The announcement of the show’s premiere on New York Comic Con this year was made by the executive producers, Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. They were also accompanied by “Harley Quinn” co-writer and artist Amanda Conner (from the character’s “New 52” iteration of DC’s re-launch), who talked about how the DC Universe series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Yes, Norman Productions, drew inspiration from her comic book art style in how the characters were rendered in the upcoming cartoon, particularly Harley’s “current” look of top and hot pants and multicolored dyed hair.

“Harley Quinn” on DC Universe stars the voice talent of Kaley Cuoco (“Big Bang Theory”) as the titular character and Maiden of Mischief, along with an ensemble cast of both actors and animated DC voice veterans such as Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”) and Diedrich Bader (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Aside from the NYCC 2018 teaser, there was also a longer trailer released during the 2019 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) featuring more scenes from the show, set to Joan Jett covering the theme song for hit 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” As stated, the DC Universe video on demand service will premiere the animated series at the end of November.

Image courtesy of Entertainment Weekly


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