Warner Bros.’ digital platform is working on a new animated series featuring none other than wicked Batman villainess Harley Quinn. Deadline.com reports that 26 episodes of the half-hour adult animated series are being produced by execs Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey and Warner Bros. Animation.
Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, also executive produces. Jennifer Coyle (DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year) produces with Halpern and Schumacker’s Ehsugadee Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
The hugely popular Harley Quinn antihero character (aka Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel) was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. Audiences warmed up to her first live-action cinematic appearance — played by actress Margot Robbie — in the otherwise poorly received Suicide Squad movie last year. Arleen Sorkin, Mia Sara, Tara Strong and Jenny Slate have also portrayed the actress in other live-action and animated projects.
Harley Quinn centers on the Batman villainess, who has broken things off with the Joker and tries to emerge as the most powerful criminal mastermind of Gotham City. Poison Ivy and a many other DC Comics heroes and villains will also be appearing in the animated series. Other DC Digital platform shows include the revival of the animated series Young Justice and the live-action show Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter.