DC animated series ‘Harley Quinn‘ animated series came back to HBO Max for Season 3 earlier this summer, and today we’ve learned via Deadline that it has been renewed for a fourth season at the streamer.
The show premiered on November 29, 2019 on DC Universe to critical success, with critics praising its animation, humour, dark tone and voice acting. The show’s second season premiered on April 3, 2020. The series follows Harley Quinn’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and her attempt to join the Legion of Doom, forming her own crew consisting of Poison Ivy, Clayface, Doctor Psycho, King Shark, and Sy Borgman. When she finally achieves this goal however, she inadvertently distances herself from her newfound friends and continues to face problems from the Joker, who refuses to accept the idea of Harley becoming a supervillain on her own. In the season one finale, the Joker manages to take over Gotham, only to be defeated by Harley and her crew. In a final act of retaliation, he destroys the entire city, resulting in the apparent deaths of both him and Batman.
“The series is also getting a new showrunner. Sarah Peters, who has written on the series since season one and currently serves as consulting producer, will take over the role from Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, who were previously showrunners and originally developed the project with Dean Lorey.”
Peter Girardi, EVP, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation said in a statement,
“Three seasons down and I can’t even begin to think about the new levels of chaos and trouble that Harley, Ivy and the gang can get into with a fourth season. But I’m grateful to our partners at HBO Max for continuing this insane ride with us so we can all find out.”
“We are ecstatic that HBO Max wants the story of Harley and Ivy to continue,”
added Halpern and Schumacker.
“And we are equally thrilled that this next season will be in great hands with Sarah Peters as our showrunner and Ceci Aranovich overseeing animation production, as they have both greatly influenced the show with their brilliance since the beginning.”
The news comes on the heels of a raft of cancellations for returning and new series & films at Warner Bros/HBO including ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ and Batgirl
Season 3 of Harley Quinn premiered July 28 on HBO Max.
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