Is Harley Quinn Season 3 returning to HBO Max next month? Continue reading to find out.
Based on the same-named DC Comics superhero created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley Quinn is an American adult animated dark humor television series.
After breaking up with her boyfriend, the Joker, Harley Quinn and her best friend, Poison Ivy, embark on a series of mishaps that are written and executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey.
After more than one year it appears that the wait for the fans won’t go too long now because we have some great news to share! Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get a head start on the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on HBO Max. Here’s all we know about Harley Quinn Season 3 so far.
Will there be a Season 3 of Harley Quinn?
Yes, Harley Quinn will be returning to your television screen for another season. The network has aired all the episodes of the second season, which ended on June 26, 2020. After a few months of waiting on September 18, 2020, the series was officially renewed for a third season, along with the announcement that the show would move to HBO Max, following the restructuring of DC Universe.
The official Twitter handle of HBO Max also shared the news among their followers, quoting, “You didn’t think we’d let you down, did ya Puddin’? Harley Quinn Season 3 is coming to HBO Max!” Take a look at the official post below:
You didn't think we'd let you down, did ya Puddin'? ♦️ Harley Quinn Season 3 is coming to HBO Max! pic.twitter.com/0r4ewwJroh
— HBO Max (@hbomax) September 18, 2020
Why did HBO Max renew Harley Quinn Season 3?
On Rotten Tomatoes, Season 1 has an approval rating of 88% based on 32 reviews, with an average rating of 8.25/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “A strong voice cast and an even stronger grasp of what makes its titular antiheroine so beloved make Harley Quinn a violently delightful—and surprisingly insightful—addition to the DC animated universe.”
Season 2 has an approval rating of 100% based on 20 reviews with an average rating of 9/10, and a critical consensus stating, “Harley Quinn maintains its frenetic energy and humor while doubling down on the shenanigans and giving its titular anti-heroine even more room to play.”
On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on reviews from 7 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” According to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 8.5/10 with 24,130 votes.
After so many great reviews it is not a surprise that the animated series has been renewed for a third season. Over the course of two seasons, this series has gotten a great reception from the audience and critics around the world. Harley Quinn fans have enjoyed the way show creators have dealt with the character and the storyline of the series.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Release Date
After more than two months of wait, the network has officially confirmed that the third season is set to premiere on July 28, 2022, with the first three episodes of Season 3 reported to premiere on the same day. Thereafter, one episode will air every week until September 15.
The official Twitter handle of the series also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date along with the latest teaser trailer, quoting, “We’re living #Harlivy ever after, b*tches! Catch Season 3 of my show only on @HBOMax on July 28th!” Take a look at the official post below:
We’re living #Harlivy ever after, b*tches!
— Harley Quinn (@dcharleyquinn) June 28, 2022
According to Deadline, the third season will premiere on HBO Max with the announcement Friday that DC Universe is moving out of scripted original series and will transition solely to comic book subscription service DC Universe Infinite.
DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said, “Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” Further adding, “I’m excited to share that not only will DC Universe Infinite members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital-first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”
Harley Quinn Season 3 Plot
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Schumacker and co-showrunner Justin Halpern explained that Season 3 would focus on toxic relationships and deal heavily with Harley and Ivy’s newfound romance Said, “That’s the big thing for us to chew on,” Halpern said at the time. “The thing we have discussed preliminarily is the idea that these two characters have had a lot of toxic relationships in their past. Although Ivy and Kite Man wasn’t toxic, it also wasn’t an equal relationship, you know? He loved her a lot more than she loved him.”
The upcoming season is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the second season, Something Borrowed, Something Green, released on June 26, 2020. The episode was directed by Tom Derosier Juan Meza-Leon and written by Sarah Peters. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Ivy and Kite Man’s wedding plans are threatened to be derailed by an overzealous Commissioner Gordon who can’t resist a party with all of Gotham’s biggest villains; Ivy and Kite Man’s best chance at happiness is for Harley to come to the rescue..”
In the episode, the viewers got to see that, Ivy reveals she has the place Kite Man requested and persuades him to proceed with the wedding. While they are traveling to Arkham, Two-Face persuades him to arrest all of the villains present at the wedding so that Gordon can gain notoriety and one day run for mayor after listening to Gordon complain about not receiving any credit for defending Gotham. Harley, who was also incarcerated in Arkham, initially declines the offer from her crew to be set free so she can attend the wedding, but after finding out about Gordon’s plan from Two-Face, she joins him in escaping.
She assaults the wrong person while attempting to identify Gordon, angering Ivy, who orders her to leave. Despite this, Harley prevents Gordon from gassing everyone in attendance, but she also makes the wedding into a full-scale conflict between the bad guys and the GCPD. Kite Man breaks up with Ivy and departs after being frustrated and realizes she is not actually in love with him. After Ivy admits she has emotions for Harley, Harley and Ivy leave Gordon together and kiss.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Cast
According to Deadline, Harvey Guillén is to voice Nightwing in the upcoming season. Nightwing, a character that originated in the Superman comics, is more notably known for being Batman’s sidekick, Robin aka Boy Wonder. He was introduced in the Batman comics as orphan Dick Grayson, who adopts the moniker of Nightwing after he and Batman go their separate ways.
Moreover, the original cast is anticipated to return and carry the storyline into the next season. The cast members of the upcoming season have been revealed by the network. The list of the series’ prominent characters along with the supporting cast is as follows:
The main cast of the series is as follows:
- Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn
- Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Cheryl
- Alan Tudyk as The Joker, Clayface
- Tony Hale as Dr. Psycho
- Ron Funches as King Shark
- Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman
- JB Smoove as Frank the Plant
The recurring cast of the series is as follows:
- Matt Oberg as Kite Man, KGBeast
- Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon
- Diedrich Bader as Batman
- Jim Rash as The Riddler
- Sanaa Lathan as Catwoman
- James Adomian as Bane
- Jim Rash as Mayor of Gotham
- Rachel Dratch as Nora Fries
- Briana Cuoco as Batgirl
- Andy Daly as Two-Face
The list of some guest cast members along with character names for the third season is also revealed which includes the following cast members: James Gunn as himself, Sam Richardson as Unknown, Harvey Guillén as Nightwing, Unknown as Mad Hatter, Tisha Campbell as Amanda Waller, Unknown as Swamp Thing, and Unknown as Clock King.
Harley Quinn Season 3 Episodes
Harley Quinn Season 3 is reported to have 10 episodes which usually have an average runtime of approx 23 minutes. The episode titles of the episodes are confirmed by the network and are stated below to understand the order.
- S3E1: Harlivy
- S3E2: There’s No Ivy In Team
- S3E3: The 83rd Annual Villy Awards
- S3E4: A Thief, A Mole, An Orgy
- S3E5: It’s A Swamp Thing
- S3E6: Joker: The Killing Vote
- S3E7: Another Sharkley Adventure
- S3E8: Batman Begins Forever
- S3E9: Climax At Jazzapajizza
- S3E10: The Horse And The Sparrow
Where to stream Harley Quinn Season 3?
When released Harley Quinn Season 3 along with seasons 1 and 2 will be available to stream exclusively on HBO Max. The viewers can also watch Harley Quinn by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu, depending on the viewer’s location and membership plans to the preference of the users.
Is there any trailer for Harley Quinn Season 3?
Yes, HBO Max has released the official teaser trailer for Harley Quinn Season 3 on June 28, 2022. In the trailer, the viewers get glimpses of the mayhem and madness that continue in season three of this biting and uproarious adult animated comedy series. Wrapping up their “Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour,” Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) and Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) return to Gotham as the new power couple of DC villainy.
Along with their ragtag crew – King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk), and Frank the Plant (JB Smoove) – “Harlivy” strives to become the best version of themselves while also working towards Ivy’s long-desired plan of transforming Gotham into an Eden paradise. Take a look at the official trailer below:
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for Harley Quinn Season 3 to premiere on HBO Max.