The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson (The Devil All The Time) and Zoe Kravitz, had its world premiere.
(KIMI) has everyone on a DC Universe kick, thanks to the success of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad and the blockbuster follow-up series, Peacemaker.
The change in strategy and marketing methods for the series by DC and Warner Bros. has received excellent reviews thus far and appears to have re-energized the fan base. Fans of DC’s Harley Quinn, on the other hand, will have to wait even longer for Season 3.
After ending on a high note in April 2020, production on Harley Quinn Season 3 began later that year (in September), with showrunners Patrick Schumacker (Abbot Elementary) and Justin Halpern (Powerless) stating that the next chapter in Harley Quinn’s saga should be finished by late 2021 or early 2022.
Fans are questioning when our favorite female anti-hero, her partner in crime, and a beloved cohort of misfits will return to the small screen three months into 2022. Thus, here’s all we know so far about it.
Harley Quinn Season 3 News and Updates
- In season 3, Nightwing will be voiced by Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows).
- “We have an episode that’s a big love letter to ‘Batman: The Animated Series,'” writer/producer Patrick Schumacker stated at SXSW 2022, referring to the episode in which Quinn originally appeared on the show. “Some original backgrounds from the show that we use in the episode,” they said.
- James Gunn will make an appearance in the future season as himself. The director plans to make a film about Thomas Wayne.
When Will DC’s Harley Quinn Season 3 Premiere?
For fans who have been waiting for the upcoming season for over two years, this is the million-dollar question. The only hint we have is that Season 3 will be released later this year. HBO and DC will have us on the edge of our seats as we await an announcement and, ideally, a trailer.
Season 3 audio mixing has just ended (as of March 4), according to showrunner Patrick Schumacker’s Twitter, indicating that production is on pace for a 2022 release. So it appears that a trailer and release date may be closer than we think.
Who Are the Cast and Characters of Harley Quinn Season 3?
Season 3 showrunners Schumacker and Halpern have both hinted that fans should expect to see more renowned DC characters and villains. Nightwing, John Constantine, Mad Hatter, Clock King, and Amanda Waller have all confirmed appearances so far.
Once again, we’ve been given only a few hints as to who will play these characters.
Harvey Guillén of What We Do in the Shadows has been cast as Nightwing, while the rest of the cast remains a mystery. Given the show’s amazing list of guest actors, which includes Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), the late Jessica Walters (Archer), and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), whoever the show’s creators choose will undoubtedly surprise and excite fans.
Schumacker suggested a special guest appearance on Twitter in March 2021. The collider team thought that it could be someone from James Gunn’s Suicide Squad after seeing that post. James Gunn will portray a fictional version of himself in the forthcoming season, it has been confirmed.
Of course, Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) returns as Harley, Lake Bell (Marvel’s What If?) as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien) as Clayface (among others), Ron Funches (Bob’s Burgers) as King Shark, Tony Hale (Arrested Development) as Dr. Psycho, Matt Oberg (Superstore) as Kite Man, Jason Alexander (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Sy Borg
- Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn
- Diedrich Bader as Batman
- James Adomian as Bane
- Giancarlo Esposito as Lex Luthor
- Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman
- Christopher Meloni as Commissioner James Gordon
- Jacob Tremblay as Robin
- Lake Bell as Poison Ivy and Cheryl
- Alan Tudyk as Clayface, Joker, and many other characters
- Ron Funches as King Shark
- Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman
- J. B. Smoove as Frank the Plant
- Matt Oberg as Kite Man
- Tony Hale as Doctor Psycho
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What Can We Expect From Harley Quinn Season 3?
Season 3 will pick up where the Eat, Bang, Kill Tour comic series leaves off. Harley and Ivy are seen fleeing Commissioner Gordon’s grasp at the end of the final issue, speeding towards Central City (the hometown of Barry Allen aka The Flash).
Season 3 will continue to examine Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy’s history while also expanding her new romantic bond with Harley Quinn, according to showrunners Schumacker and Halpern. Halpern explained that Harley’s past could alter the dynamic between herself and Ivy in a 2020 interview with Deadline, presenting the following questions:
More of Christopher Meloni’s dysfunctional police commissioner Gordon and his drive to re-establish both the GCPD’s and his reputations should be expected, as well as a stand-alone Joker episode in the manner of Season 2’s stand-alone Batman episode.
Is There a Trailer for Harley Quinn Season 3?
As previously stated, no trailers have been released online as of this writing, much to the dismay of fans. HBO did, however, provide a “first look” at Season 3 in October 2021. A 2:53 minute teaser with a partially animated storyboard was revealed as part of last year’s DC Fandom Event, according to Collider.
It doesn’t reveal much about the plot other than Harley and Ivy, who are now officially a couple, are causing mayhem, with Harley referring to their shenanigans as the Eat, Bang, Kill Tour. In August of last year, a spin-off, limited comic book series of the same name began publishing, with six issues. The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour comics take place between Seasons 2 and 3 of the show and follow Harley and Ivy on a cross-country road trip while being followed by Commissioner Gordon of the GCPD.
The DC Fandom teaser does offer a genuine apology to all the “women, gents, theys, gays” who have been waiting, with Harley Quinn herself breaking the fourth wall to explain that the season is still in the works and that “animation takes forever!”
Where Can You Watch Harley Quinn Season 3?
The first season debuted in 2019 on the now-defunct DC Universe streaming platform, and the second season followed in 2020. Since then, Harley Quinn, along with the majority of DC material, has found a new home on HBO Max, including the Zack Snyder version of Justice League and James Gunn’s Peacemaker starring John Cena (Vacation Friends). Harley Quinn seasons 1 and 2 are presently available to watch online.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Controversy
According to Variety, DC Comics wanted to prevent a certain risqué deed from appearing in Harley Quinn season 3. According to Halpern, “There was a time when Batman was battling Catwoman. ‘You can’t do that,’ DC replied. That is something you must not do.’ ‘Heroes don’t do that,’ they say.”
DC’s team attempted to justify its actions by stating “For heroes, we sell consumer toys. It’s difficult to market a toy when Batman is on the loose.” It’s unknown whether the scene survived.
While you wait for more information, check out our guide on how to watch the Batman movies to relive Gotham’s darkest days (without Ivy). We’ve also included all of the information on the upcoming film The Flash.