Harley Quinn season 3 is officially a go. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the hit animated series is returning for a third season on HBO Max. The first two seasons debuted on the DC Universe streaming service. However, WarnerMedia is rebranding the service for digital comics, with all video content shifting over to HBO Max.
Kaley Cuoco leads the cast of the animated series as Harley Quinn. The voice cast also includes Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, J.B. Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale and Christopher Meloni. Co-showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern are set to return for season 3. There is no word currently on when the show is expected to return.
“Season 2 ended a while ago. We knew the show show was doing pretty well on DC Universe. We knew the show was gonna end up on HBO Max eventually, and we knew that that there were talks happening about a season three, but all of that was happening like almost right when quarantine started,” Schumacker said. “So we had a really long time to think about what we might do, or at least the gist of the story that we might want to tell for season 3. We’re just super excited to finally actually be able to put that into action and actually get the ideas ping-ponging off both the returning writers and the inevitable new writers that we’re getting to hire now. I am very excited to finally get those ideas out and about in the ether.”
While much remains up in the air about Harley Quinn season 3, we will be seeing more of Harley and Poison Ivy. The relationship between the two characters will be explored further, as Halpern assures.
“That’s the big thing for us to chew on,” Halpern said. “The thing we have discussed preliminarily is the idea that these two characters have had a lot of toxic relationships in their past. Although Ivy and Kite Man wasn’t toxic, it also wasn’t an equal relationship, you know? He loved her a lot more than she loved him. So this is the first time they’re both going to be in a relationship where they really and truly have affection towards one another. They have a lot of responsibility. So I think like, ‘what is it like to be in a good relationship after you’ve only ever been in bad relationships with abusive people?’ is a big theme we want to play with.”
DC Universe will become DC Universe Infinite. The service will cost $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually and will host more than 24,000 digital comics. Subscribers who wish to upgrade to HBO Max can do so for an additional $4.99 per month until the end of October.