The Harley Quinn animated series is coming to the SYFY Network. It was just announced that the acclaimed series will make its network debut next month, starting with the first season. The first season was previously only available to stream on the DC Universe service. Season 2 just premiered earlier this month and it's unclear if it will eventually make its way over to SYFY when it wraps up, but we should find out soon. The series follows the misadventures of Harley Quinn and her best friend/partner in crime Poison Ivy after leaving her ex-boyfriend Joker.

All 13 episodes of Harley Quinn season 1 will air on SYFY, starting on Sunday, May 3rd. Episodes 1-4 will premiere on that date with three episodes following each week until May 24th. The show will air at 8pm PST/11pm EST. This will give DC fans who don't have DC Universe a chance to see what all of the fuss is about, while giving the streaming platform a chance at gaining some new subscribers who will more than likely want to see what Ms. Quinn is up to currently in season 2.

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While season 2 of the Harley Quinn animated series just debuted, fans are already wondering if season 3 will happen, especially after Birds of Prey didn't meet the box office expectations that the studio initially had hoped for. Writer Justin Halpern was cautiously optimistic when asked recently about a possible third season. He revealed that the studio has a one-page synopsis for what could be the next season, but says nothing has been confirmed at the moment. The SYFY premiere could be a good gauge to see where the future could go.

Like season 1, the Harley Quinn animated series season 2 will consist of 13 episodes. For now, DC fans seem to be really into the show and The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, who voices the iconic character. The series has an edge, but it is a far cry from what Margot Robbie and crew just pulled off with Birds of Prey. While the movie didn't perform as well as many had hoped, it was embraced by critics and fans, who were a bit shocked to see just how violent the movie was. There were scenes that Quentin Tarantino would have been proud of.

The Harley Quinn animated series could be moving to HBO Max if a third season is ordered. For now, it seems like that could be a real possibility, especially since the show has been getting so much positive attention over the past few months. The May premiere of the show on SYFY could bring in a whole new audience who have been waiting to see new adventures from the Joker's former unhinged girlfriend, along with the crazy storylines that have been talked about since the first season debuted. You can head over to SYFY for more TV listings.

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