Harley Quinn Season 3: It’s been over two years since the second season of Harley Quinn premiered. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the return of the animated DC tv series, which will transition from the now-defunct DC Universe to HBO Max for Season 3.
According to TV Line, the fan-favorite series is on track to hit HBO Max later this year.
The adult animated series, based on the DCEU superhero of the same name, has gained critical acclaim for its quirky art and dark comedy since its release in 2019.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Plot
Harley goes out to prove herself among Gotham’s criminal elite after breaking up with her abusive ex-husband, the Joker. We watched her vanquish both the Joker and Batman in the first season.
The ponytailed villain confronted the ‘Injustice League’ in season 2 – a gang of Batman’s usual opponents adamant about ruling the city now that Batsy and the Joker were gone.
Season 2 concluded with a botched wedding, plenty of explosions, and the Joker resuming his evil ways after a time of amnesia.
The previous season left us with some unanswered issues, a few cliffhangers, and excitement for Harley Quinn season 3.
Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker have stated that with Harley Quinn Season 3, they intend to dive more into Poison Ivy’s character and past and tell more stories from her perspective.
Also, they have mentioned looking into Commissioner Gordon’s low approval rating in Gotham Community and how he is dealing with the reality that the Gotham City Police Department has failed the city.
They have also mentioned that the third season would be heavily focused on Harley and Ivy, but they do not want the stakes to be whether or not they will break up.
Furthermore, rather than focusing on navigating their new dynamic as a couple and dealing with the difference of being in a good relationship after largely being in toxic ones, they are focusing on how that baggage will affect their current connection.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Cast
The following cast is expected in Harley Quinn Season 3.
- Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn
- Lake Bell as Poison Ivy
- Alan Tudyk as The Joker
- Tony Hale as Dr. Psycho
- Ron Funches as King Shark
- Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman
- JB Smoove as Frank the Plant
- Matt Oberg as Kite Man
- Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon
- Diedrich Bader as Batman
- Jim Rash as The Riddler
- Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman
- James Adomian as Bane
- Jim Rash as Mayor of Gotham
Harley Quinn Season 3 Release Date
No one knows. Even the show’s makers have yet to announce a firm release date for Harley Quinn season 3.
On the Masters of None podcast, showrunner Justin Halpern said: “I think it’ll probably come out either the very end of this year or the beginning of next, just because animation takes so long.”
However, despite Halpern’s forecasts, 2021 has passed, and the show will now air in 2022.
Last fall, fans got a first glimpse at Season 3 of the series at DC FanDome with the publication of a short film displaying part of the season’s incomplete animation, which the official Harley Quinn Twitter account jokingly referred to as “beautiful coloring book pages.
Since the start of work on the third season, showrunner Patrick Schumacker has shared various fun teases of the series, including “red carpet” looks for Harley and Poison Ivy.
Also, showrunner Justin Halpern has previously told fans that the series has no plans to split up Harley and Poison Ivy in Season 3 after bringing the duo together as a romance in Season 2.
Patrick Schumacker, the show’s creator, has also verified that the audio mix for season 3 is now complete, indicating that the series is in its final stages of production!