It's taken 25 years, but Harley Quinn is finally getting her own TV show. Warner Bros. is launching a DC streaming service next year, which still doesn't have a name or an exact launch date, but as part of the service, a Harley Quinn animated series is coming. The studio has already committed to a 26-episode order for the half-hour series. The best part? It looks like they may get Margot Robbie to voice the character for the series.
Harley Quinn has taken many forms over the years after first making her debut in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, but Margot Robbie is who the general public sees as the DC villainess, since Robbie played her in Suicide Squad. While critics generally didn't like the movie, Robbie was perfect as Harley Quinn and the movie did gangbuster business at the box office. So it would be a credit to the series if they can get her to voice the character for it. While no offer has been made yet, it's said that Warner Bros. plans to approach her about it.
Though, Margot Robbie has been quite busy as of late, as she's become a very in-demand actress. There's also Suicide Squad 2 and the proposed Birds of Prey spin-off, as well as the Joker vs. Harley Quinn movie on the table. So those projects could get in the way.
Executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, who worked on NBC's Powerless, which was also set in the DC universe, are heading up the creative team for the Harley Quinn animated series. Harley Quinn is said to focus on the character after she finally managed to break away from The Joker, whom she has a very tumultuous relationship with. She's going to try and make her own way as the "criminal Queenpin of Gotham City." The show is said to feature characters like Poison Ivy and many other DC characters, both new and old.
Harley Quinn is the third series that Warner Bros. has given the greenlight to for this new DC streaming service. The service will also host Young Justice season 3, which met an unceremonious end to the dismay of many fans after just two seasons on Cartoon Network. The streaming service will also feature a Titans TV series, which will finally bring the Teen Titans to the world of live-action, which is something fans have wanted to see for a very long time. That makes for a pretty appealing initial lineup of shows, assuming the quality is on par with expectations.
There's no word on when the Harley Quinn series will debut exactly, but it's likely to make its way online sometime in 2018. Deadline's report makes no mention of who will voice Harley Quinn if Margot Robbie turns down the gig, but voice actress Tara Strong has voiced the character many times over the years and could conceivably be approached as well. You can check out the first bit of concept art from the Harley Quinn animated series for yourself below.