At the DC Entertainment presentation on the first day of New York Comic Con, fans of Batman baddies and bawdy adult animation got a pleasant surprise, as streaming platform DC Universe is delivering Harley Quinn sooner than expected with a November 29 premiere.
Starring Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) as Harley Quinn, the show follows along with the newly-single “criminal queenpin” as she sets out to make her own mark on Gotham City — usually with blunt force trauma. The half-hour series will also feature BFF Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and appearances from DC super heroes and villains such as Batman (Diedrich Bader), Wonder Woman (Vanessa Marshall), Catwoman (Sanaa Lathan), Riddler (Jim Rash), King Shark (Ron Funches) and yes, even Joker (Alan Tudyk, who also voices Clayface).
The Warner Bros. Animation series is executive produced by Cuoco, WBA’s Sam Register and iZOMBIE’s Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey.
Check out the not-for-kids first-look trailer from San Diego Comic-Con this summer, featuring appropriately rocking cover of the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme “Love Is All Around” (contains strong language):
The panel also revealed a new project for DC Universe: anthology series BizarroTV. Created in partnership with Blue Ribbon Content, the show will feature exclusive mixed-media content in “a showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper.”
On the home video front, original DCU movies from Warner Bros. Animation / Warner Bros. Home Entertainment arriving through 2020 include Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (premiering at NYCC), Justice League Dark: Apocalype and Superman: Red Son.