DC Comics’ character fan favorite Harley Quinn made her first appearance on September 11, 1992, in “Batman: The Animated Series.” 25 years later, Harley Quinn will be starring in her own new animated series.
Since inception, Harley Quinn has lived in the Joker’s shadow but the character has grown immensely in popularity. In more recent years the mallard swinging jester has made a name for herself. She has started to break away from the clown prince of crime. She has become a standalone character and will be receiving her own series of 26 half-hour episodes. Tim Beedle, a moderator of the DC comics website, stated the following:
“The animated series will focus on a Quinn who’s broken things off with the Joker and is attempting to find success in the Gotham City underworld on her own, alongside her friend Poison Ivy and a whole cast of heroes and villains.”
Harley’s animated series will pull influences from her current ongoing comic series by writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. The untitled series will be exclusive to DC’s new direct to customer streaming service, said to launch sometime next year. Harley Quinn’s animated series will be joining the live action Titans series and Young Justice: Outsiders. That makes it the third official show announced for the new service.
The animated series will be overseen by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey, the creative team behind the superhero show Powerless. While no official release date has been announced, the Harley Quinn series is expected to premiere on DC’s streaming platform in 2018.
Stay tuned for more information as its revealed.
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