Harley Quinn Animated Series Being Lined Up For DC Streaming Service | TV News
After Harley Quinn was comfortably the best thing about last year’s Suicide Squad, the character has developed a bigger fandom. Alongside the Quinn character’s central role in two upcoming DC movies, the Batman villainess is now set to get her own adult-orientated animated series.
The series will reportedly air on Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC-branded streaming platform, and 26 episodes have already been ordered for a half-hour animated series which will come from Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey (Powerless).
The show will reportedly follow Quinn after she has finally broken things off with the Joker for good, and attempting to make it on her own. Poison Ivy and other popular DC characters are all set to appear in the show. Unsurprisingly, Margot Robbie is the studio’s first choice to voice the character and is expected to be approached about the role.
Harley Quinn is no stranger to the animated world as she was originally created for Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in 1990 as an offbeat henchman for the Joker. She then became a signature, very popular character in her own right, spawning her own set of comics. Earlier this year saw the release of the animated feature Batman and Harley Quinn to capitalise on her current popularity.
The DC-branded streaming service is expected to launch in 2018, and it’s expected that the Harley Quinn animated series is set to be a major focal point for potential subscribers. We’ll see how this thing develops over the coming months. Getting Robbie in to reprise her live-action role as the voice of Quinn would be a major coup to kick off the project with.