We're getting more of the animated insanity that is the Harley Quinn cartoon series, as HBO Max has officially put in the order for a third season. Initially, Harley Quinn debuted on the DC Universe streaming service where it streamed for two crazy seasons. These episodes have since been introduced to new audiences on HBO Max. Now, along with the news that the series will be permanently moving to the new streamer, it has also been revealed that Harley Quinn has been officially renewed for Season 3.
Series showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern confirmed the show's upcoming return, which will come with mostly the same cast and crew.
"We have to fill out the writing staff. Fortunately, quite a few of the writers that were with us for Seasons 1 and 2 are available still, possibly to their chagrin," Schumacker explains. "But we are going to be looking for new voices for this season because we will have holes to fill, and new points of view that we will be looking for specifically moving forward. I think that's the immediate step is solidifying who our staff is going to be moving forward."
All of the main cast members featured in the prior scenes will also be returning. This includes Kaley Cuoco in the lead role of Harley Quinn. The cast also features Lake Bell (Poison Ivy), Alan Tudyk (Joker, Clayface), Tony Hale (Doctor Psycho), Ron Funches (King Shark), Jason Alexander (Sy Borgman), Diedrich Bader (Batman), Christopher Meloni (James Gordon), and J. B. Smoove (Frank the Plant). You never know who might also show up as a guest star. Previously, we've seen Frankie Muniz, Howie Mandel, and George Lopez playing animated versions of themselves on the show.
Harley Quinn has also picked up some celebrity fans since making its way to HBO Max. The Suicide Squad director James Gunn was among many calling for Harley Quinn to get renewed for a third season. Of course, the filmmaker had his own experience working with a different take on the character with Margot Robbie reprising the live-action role in the upcoming movie. Still, he carries a clear appreciation for the small screen Harley as well. "Everyone watch Harley Quinn on @hbomax and help get them a well-deserved season three!" Gunn tweeted earlier this month.
Filled with dark comedy and over-the-top violence, Harley Quinn picks up with the famous supervillain finally kicking the abusive Joker to the curb. Unable to join the Legion of Doom to prove herself capable without the help of Mistah J, Harley forms her own group of supervillains: Poison Ivy, Clayface, Doctor Psycho, King Shark, and Sy Borgman. The second season delves more into the relationship between Harley and Ivy.
The first two seasons of Harley Quinn are currently streaming on DC Universe and HBO Max. There's no official word yet on when the new episodes for Season 3 will be available, but the hope for the production team is that the series will be back by the end of 2021. Fortunately, there will be many, many other exciting projects coming to the big and small screens next year as well that should hopefully hold fans over. This news comes to us from ComicBook.com.