Surprising New York Comic Con attendees after tonight's Titans screening and Q&A session, Warner Bros. Animation debuted the first look at what fans can expect from Harley Quinn's upcoming animated series.
In the short clip, prepared especially for NYCC, Harley, her Arkham Asylum roommate Poison Ivy and a visiting Batman make the case for (and against) her new series. Harley promises fans viewers will piss themselves, but Ivy is convinced we'll all hate it. Quinn counters with the promise of comedy, action, "incredibly gratuitous violence, and unlike that Deadpool cartoon, it's actually comin' out!"
Marvel's failed show starring an animated Merc with a Mouth isn't the only target Harley takes aim at, of course. When Ivy suggests that DC is all about being super gritty, bleak and depressing, Harley admits that it's "an excellent way to make television and film," though it's not the route her show will take.
In addition to the video clip, the voice cast for the show was announced, with Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco tackling the title role, as well as executive producing the series. Joining her on Harley Quinn's decidedly adult adventures are Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Tony Hale, Chris Meloni. Diedrich Bader, who provided the voice of Batman in The Brave and the Bold, will once again portray the Dark Knight.
The latest synopsis for the series, set to debut next year on the DC Universe subscription streaming service, reveals that, with a little help from Poison Ivy and others, Harley is looking to earn a place on the Legion of Doom:
Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.
Written and executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey for Warner Bros. Animation, the 26-episode first season of Harley Quinn arrives next year on DC Universe.