Breakout character from the Warner Bros./DC film Suicide Squad Harley Quinn is getting her own TV animated series. The series order comes from Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC digital streaming service.
DC Digital Service ordered 26 half-hour episodes of the upcoming series Harley Quinn, which is described as an adult animated action-comedy. The project hails from Powerless trio Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros. Animation. Actress Margot Robbie played the character of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and is expected to be approached to voice the animated Quinn, but nothing is confirmed just yet.
This new project will feature characters from the DC Universe including Poison Ivy and a cast of heroes and villains. The series will follow Harley Quinn after she officially breaks up with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queen of Gotham City.
Written and executive produced by Halpern, Schumacker, and Lorey, Harley Quinn will also be executive produced by president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series Sam Register. Jennifer Coyle will produce the animated series alongside Halpern and Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions. This is not the first time Halpern, Schumacker, and Lorey been involved in superhero comedy. They served as executive producers of the half-hour DC Comics comedy Powerless at NBC/Warner Bros.
Harley Quinn becomes the third series set for DC’s digital platform. The series joins Greg Berlanti’s live-action Titans series as well as the revival of former Cartoon Network animated series Young Justice. The digital streaming service is expected to launch in 2018.