Fans of the popular Harley Quinn animated series are currently patiently waiting for a third season, but in the meantime can get excited with news of a spinoff. Series creator Patrick Schumacker has announced that the spinoff, currently under the working title of Noonan’s, will revolve around Kite Man after he buys the titular bar.
Noonan’s is named after the hitman Sean Noonan and is an iconic hangout spot for the criminal underworld in Gotham City. It first appeared in The Demon Annual in 1993. Schumacker described the series as “Cheers for supervillains” and that it will center on Kite Man struggling to run the bar while different villains such as Lex Luthor and Bane turn up in different episodes.
This sounds like a pretty terrific idea when you consider that Batman’s rogues gallery is arguably the biggest and best around. So there will be plenty of opportunities for different villains to have an episode centered around them. Some might be big names like Luthor or Bane, but the show would also be an opportunity to highlight some lesser known bad guys and girls too.
Schumacker stressed that the show is only in development right now, so things could change and/or it might fall apart. But considering the success of Harley Quinn – its meta commentary, hard-hitting animated violence and subversion of classic characters has been a major hit with fans – it makes sense for HBO Max to continue milking it with a connected series.
We’ll wait for more news regarding Noonan’s – if that is indeed the final title – to arrive. In the meantime, you can watch the first two seasons of Harley Quinn starring Kaley Cuoco on HBO Max. Schumacker has said that the third season is premiering “soon,” and revealed that The Suicide Squad director James Gunn will play himself in an episode.