DC Streaming Service Picks Up Harley Quinn Animated Show

Deadline reports Harley Quinn, everyone’s favorite psychotherapist turned villain, will be getting her own animated show on DC’s new streaming service. The show will feature a Harley who has called it quits with the Joker for good, and is now on her own mission to become the queen of Gotham City’s crime scene. Harley Quinn will also have Poison Ivy, another female Gotham villain who has teamed up with Harley multiple times, as well as old and new heroes and villains from the DC universe.

The show will be on DC’s new direct to consumer digital platform and will have 26 half-hour episodes. It is classified as an “adult animated action-comedy series.” The project will be helmed by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, from Powerless with Warner Bros. Animation’s Dean Lorey.

The trio will be writing and executive producing the show. An additional executive producer will be Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Services. Jennifer Coyle, producer of DC’s Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year will also produce with Halpern and Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Animation.

The character has been very popular in media recently, with Harley being considered a “break out” character from 2016’s Suicide Squad film, and has her own spinoff film in the works . Margot Robbie, who played the character in Suicide Squad, is an early favorite pick for the voice of Harley Quinn, and is expected to be approached by Warner Bros. regarding the role.

Harley Quinn is the third show to be announced for DC’s new streaming service, with the others being the live action Titans, featuring Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Sarah Schechter on its creative team, and the return of fan-favorite animated show Young Justice. The digital platform will be operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group.

Halpern, Schumacker, and Lorey are no strangers to superheroes- last year, they were the executive producers of Powerless, a superhero comedy series set in the DC universe. This year, the Powerless showrunners Halpern and Schumacker have the school-comedy Suspended and have previously created successful works for The CW, CBS, and WBTV. The two are represented by ICM Partners and Attorney Allison Binder. Lorey was a writer-co-executive producer on the hit comedy Arrested Development for seven years and is represented by WME.