Good news, DC fans. Harley Quinn season 5 is officially a go. Warner Bros. has announced that the animated series has been renewed for a fifth season on Max, the streaming service formerly known as HBO Max. This technically marks the third different service that the show has called home. It was originally made for the DC Universe streaming service, which was turned strictly into a digital comic book service after HBO Max launched. Earlier this year, HBO Max became just Max.
There is no word yet on how soon Harley Quinn season 5 will debut. Sometime in late 2024 seems likely, if not early 2025. “We’re thrilled that the news of Harley and Ivy’s continuing misadventures is finally out and we can stop telling people in secret,” Executive Producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey had to say about the renewal in a joint statement. “We must have handed out at least three thousand NDAs by now. It was a big waste of paper.” Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Adult Animation at Max and Adult Swim, had this to add.
“The talented Harley Quinn team has once again succeeded in delivering a season that builds on everything that has come before while still feeling fresh and inventive. They continue to provide hilarious, heartwarming, and deranged stories with our lovable group of DC misfits, and we couldn’t be more excited for the fans to see what they’ve accomplished in season 5.”
“Harley Quinn has raised the comedic crowbar with every new season. We’re excited to continue this partnership with Max and take our biggest swing yet for season 5,” Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming of Warner Bros. Animation also added in a statement.
Here is the synopsis for Harley Quinn season 4.
“This biting and uproarious adult animated comedy follows Harley Quinn (voiced by executive producer Kaley Cuoco) as she strikes out on her own following her breakup with The Joker (Alan Tudyk). With help from Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley attempts to work her way into the Legion of Doom, before an identity crisis sends her on a larger quest to find her true place in Gotham City. With appearances by DC’s most notorious characters and featuring a notable voice cast – including Christopher Meloni, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Tony Hale, and others – Harley Quinn showcases the titular antiheroine’s killer journey from girlfriend to leading lady.”
Max also recently announced a new spin-off series titled Kite Man: Hell Yeah! It is set to debut in 2024. The series will see Kite Man and Golden Glider take their relationship to the next level by opening a bar in the shadow of Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom.
The series was developed by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey. Lorey serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register and Katie Rich are also on board as executive producers, with Chrissy Romero as the Co-Executive Producer.
Harley Quinn seasons 1 through 4 are currently streaming on Max.