Do you think fans will finally get to see their beloved Mistress of Mayhem return on television after more than two years?
The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson (The Devil All The Time) and Zoe Kravitz, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
With the popularity of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad and the success of the blockbuster sequel series Peacemaker, the DC Universe has captured the imagination of the entire world.
The change in direction and marketing methods for the franchise implemented by DC and Warner Bros. has received excellent reception thus far, and the fan base looks to have been re-energized as a result. However, for fans of DC’s Harley Quinn, this has made the wait for Season 3 of the show all the more… challenging.
Harley Quinn Season 3 began production later that year (in September, to be exact), with show runners Patrick Schumacker (Abbot Elementary) and Justin Halpern (Powerless) informing fans that they should expect the third season to be completed by late 2021 or early 2022, following the conclusion of Season 2 on a high note in April 2020.
Fans are questioning when our favourite female anti-hero, her companion in crime, and her cohort of misfits will finally return to the small screen in 2022, which is three months away. So, here’s what we’ve learned so far regarding the situation..
Harley Quinn Season 3: Premiere Date
That is the million-dollar question for fans, who have been waiting for 2 years now for the next season to arrive. The only piece of information we have is that Season 3 will be released later this year. HBO and DC will certainly have us on our toes waiting for an announcement and, hopefully, a trailer.
According to showrunner Patrick Schumacker’s Twitter account, audio mixing for Season 3 has recently finished (as of March 4), indicating that production is on pace for a release in 2022, as previously stated. It appears that a trailer and release date announcement may be coming sooner than we expect.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Trailer
— Harley Quinn (@dcharleyquinn) October 16, 2021
As previously said, no trailers have been released online as of the time of writing, much to the dismay of fans. A “first look” of Season 3 was released by HBO in October 2021, however it was not a full episode. Collider reports that a 2:53 minute teaser with a partially animated storyboard was revealed as part of the DC Fandome Event last year.
In terms of plot, it doesn’t give too much away other than the fact that Harley and Ivy, who are now officially a couple, are wreaking havoc on the town, with Harley referring to their antics as the “Eat, Bang, Kill Tour.”
In August of last year, a spin-off, limited comic book series of the same name began publishing, consisting of 6 issues, and has since been renewed. The Eat, Bang, Kill Tour comics take place between Seasons 2 and 3 of the show and follow Harley and Ivy (after they have abandoned Kite Man at the altar) on their cross-country road trip while being followed by Commissioner Gordon of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GCPD).
The DC Fandome teaser does, however, extend a heartfelt apology to all of the “women, gentlemen, theys, and gays” who have been patiently waiting, with Harley Quinn herself breaking the fourth wall to explain that the season had not yet been completed and that “animation takes forever!”
Harley Quinn Season 3: Cast
Season 3 showrunners Schumacker and Halpern have both stated on numerous occasions that fans should expect to see more of their favourite DC heroes and villains in Season 3. So far, they have confirmed that Nightwing, John Constantine, Mad Hatter, Clock King, and Amanda Waller will all make cameo cameos.
It has happened yet again that we have received just vague hints as to who will be voicing these characters.
We do know that Harvey Guillén, who starred in What We Do in the Shadows, has been cast as Nightwing, but the rest of the cast members are still a mystery. Fans are certain to be surprised and delighted by the show’s outstanding list of guest actors, which has included the likes of Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), the late Jessica Walters (Archer), and Jameela Jamil (The Good Place).
With a tweet in March 2021, Schumacker hinted of a surprise guest cameo appearance. Soon after that tweet went viral, Collider’s team suspected that it might have been someone from James Gunn’s Suicide Squad film series. It has already been announced that James Gunn would appear as a fictionalised version of himself in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, Lake Bell (Marvel’s What If?) will reprise her role as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien) will reprise his role as Clayface (among others), Ron Funches (Bob’s Burgers) will reprise his role as King Shark, Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Matt Oberg (Superstore) will reprise his role as Kite Man, Jason Alexander
Harley Quinn Season 3: What We Expect From This Season?
When the Eat, Bang, Kill Tour comic series concludes, we may expect Season 3 to start up where we left off. Finally, Harley and Ivy escape Commissioner Gordon’s grasp and make their way towards Central City at the end of the final issue (the hometown of Barry Allen aka The Flash).
They (Schmacker and Halpern) have announced that Season 3 will delve more into Poison Ivy’s past while also expanding on her new romantic relationship with Harley Quinn, which has already been established in Season 2. In an interview with Deadline back in 2020, Halpern elaborated that Harley’s past could affect the dynamic between herself and Ivy, posing the following questions:
“…when you’ve mostly been in toxic and bad relationships your whole life, how do you then be in a good one? How does the baggage that you bring from all these other relationships affect the relationship you’re in that you really want to work?”
A stand-alone Joker episode, in the same vein as the stand-alone Batman episode from Season 2, should also be on the horizon for fans of Christopher Meloni’s dysfunctional police commissioner Gordon and his drive to re-establish both the GCPD’s and his own reputations.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Watch
Originally, the first season aired on the now-defunct DC Universe streaming platform in 2019, with the second season following suit the following year. Since then, Harley Quinn has found a new home on HBO Max, where she can be seen among the majority of DC programming, including the Zack Snyder version of Justice League and James Gunn’s Peacemaker, which features John Cena as the title character (Vacation Friends). The first and second seasons of Harley Quinn are presently accessible to watch online.
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