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Harley Quinn is getting her own cartoon on DC's new streaming platform

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Warner Bros. is preparing to launch a new DC Comics-focused video streaming service that will have new episodes of Young Justice and a live-action Teen Titans show called Titans, but neither of those are the sort of sure-fire hit that a new streaming service needs if it’s going to make a splash out of the gate. Luckily for the yet-unnamed streaming service, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is now developing an animated series based on Harley Quinn, one of the most popular characters in DC’s whole library—at least if merchandise sales are anything to go by.

The streaming service has already ordered 26 episodes, with Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker writing and executive producing along with Dean Lorey from Warner Bros. Animation. The show will take a slightly more modern approach to the character than Suicide Squad did, focusing on a Harley who has finally broken things off with the Joker in hopes of launching a criminal empire without having to deal with the clown prince of abusiveness. The show will also feature Poison Ivy and “a whole cast of heroes and villains” from the DC Universe.


Deadline says that Warner Bros. is hoping to get Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie to play Harley in the animated series, and though she hasn’t signed on or anything yet, she is “expected to be approached.” The Deadline story doesn’t mention Arleen Sorkin, who originated the character for Batman: The Animated Series, but Warner Bros. can only put so much effort into fan service as it is.

DC has also shared a teaser image, though there’s a good chance the art style and character designs could change:

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