It was recently announced that the animated Harley Quinn show has been renewed for a third season. The series co-showrunner Patrick Schumacher spoke to ComicBook.com about the upcoming season, where he revealed that the fan-favorite character of Doctor Psycho will be a part of future storylines, even if Season 2 had the character betraying Harley and her cohorts.
"We love Doctor psycho, we love Tony Hale, we want Doctor Psycho to come back. But obviously after what happened in season two, making him part of the crew still seems like a nonstarter. Figuring out ways to continue to incorporate him into the storylines, and is he someone who will be sort of like the Hannibal Lecter character, as a sort of like dark mentor behind bars to Harley and Ivy as they navigate their way through the story of season three, was one thought that we had. So yeah, we really want to get him back in the story."
Despite being centered on Harley, the show has also garnered praise for adding unexpected depth to obscure DC characters. One of the best examples is Kite Man, who started off as a joke, before becoming Poison Ivy's boyfriend, and proving himself to be a sweet and supportive beau. Despite Ivy leaving Kite Man at the altar to be with Harley at the end of Season 2, Schumacher still wants to keep Kite Man around for Season 3.
"All credit to Tom King for resurrecting Kite Man in the comics, because without that, we probably would not have made him such an integral part of the show. There are plenty of other DC D-listers in the pool, so we're looking forward to that for sure. But we've been talking about Kite Man and kind of where he stands with the end of season 2 and the breakup. We don't want to completely cut ties. I'll probably piss a few people off by saying we hope Kite Man will return, because I know he's got his detractors, but we can say with 100 percent certainty that Kite Man will in no way be like a spoiler for Harley and Ivy's relationship. They're rock solid, they're a couple. But that doesn't mean that Kite Man won't exist in the show."
After two sparkling seasons, fan expectations for the upcoming season of Harley Quinn are sky-high, especially in terms of the relationship between Harley and Ivy, and their newly-declared love for each other. It seems Schumacher and co. are well aware of the expectations, and have a game plan in mind to make sure fans are rewarded for their loyalty with an exciting new season.
Harley Quinn features a lead cast of Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Rahul Kohli, Tony Hale, Ron Funches, Jim Rash, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Christopher Meloni, Jacob Tremblay, Jason Alexander, and J.B. Smoove. Seasons one and two are available to stream on HBO Max. ComicBook.com.