The time has come for the Harley Quinn fans to finally rejoice!
Get ready to dive back into the wild and unpredictable world of Gotham City’s most notorious anti-heroine, Harley Quinn, along with her best friends Poison Ivy, Clayface, Doctor Psycho, and King Shark, as the highly anticipated Season 5 of Harley Quinn has officially been greenlit. Yes, you read it right! The series renewal comes a few weeks later, in November 2023, after the fourth season premiered its finale back on September 14, 2023, on Max.
The renewal was approved after receiving critical acclaim, with critics praising its fourth season, which has an approval rating of 94% based on 18 reviews and an average rating of 8.2/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Having settled into one of DC’s most dependably entertaining series, Harley Quinn continues to be funny, quirky, and romantic.” On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 81 out of 100, based on reviews from 5 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
Take a look at the official renewal post as shared on Instagram, quote, “Harley & Ivy, Season Fivey! Come on… you know it sounds good! See ya soon, loves! 💋#HarleyQuinn”
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Harley Quinn Season 5 Potential Release Date
Like many recently renewed Max original series, the release date for Harley Quinn Season 5 is not confirmed because it’s very likely that the season is in early development phases, which will take time to complete before fixing a release window. On the other hand, the writers and animators might need some time to complete the season. As a result, we speculate that the show might premiere sometime around late 2024 or even 2025 on Max.
Until there is any official confirmation, we can just make predictions and wait for the network to disclose what they have planned in store for their upcoming schedule.
What to expect from Season 5?
The exact plotlines have been kept under wraps. But we are certain that since its debut, Harley Quinn has been praised for its refreshing take on the iconic character. So, the fifth season is also expected to be true to its premise and continue the plot from the fourth season, which follows:
“This biting and uproarious adult animated comedy follows Harley Quinn (voiced by executive producer Kaley Cuoco) as she strikes out on her own following her breakup with The Joker (Alan Tudyk). With help from Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley attempts to work her way into the Legion of Doom, before an identity crisis sends her on a larger quest to find her true place in Gotham City.
With appearances by DC’s most notorious characters and featuring a notable voice cast – including Christopher Meloni, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Tony Hale, and others – Harley Quinn showcases the titular antiheroine’s killer journey from girlfriend to leading lady.”
In addition to this, Suzanna Makkos stated the following about the fifth season, “The talented Harley Quinn team has once again succeeded in delivering a season that builds on everything that has come before while still feeling fresh and inventive. They continue to provide hilarious, heartwarming, and deranged stories with our lovable group of DC misfits, and we couldn’t be more excited for the fans to see what they’ve accomplished in season 5.”
Whereas Peter Girardi remarked: “Harley Quinn has raised the comedic crowbar with every new season. We’re excited to continue this partnership with Max and take our biggest swing yet for season 5.” Executive Producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey quote: “We’re thrilled that the news of Harley and Ivy’s continuing misadventures is finally out and we can stop telling people in secret. We must have handed out at least three thousand NDAs by now. It was a big waste of paper.”
Harley Quinn Season 5 Cast and Crew
The series stars Kaley Cuoco, who voices the title role in Harley Quinn, alongside Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jason Alexander, J.B. Smoove, Briana Cuoco, Giancarlo Esposito, Harvey Guillén, Christopher Meloni and Jacob Tremblay who also star in the series for multiple characters. Based on characters from DC, Harley Quinn is produced by Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions, Lorey Stories, and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
The series was developed by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey. Dean Lorey serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Executive Producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Kaley Cuoco, Sam Register, and Katie Rich. Co-Executive Producer is Chrissy Romero. Supervising Producers are Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and Ian Hamilton. The producer is Susan Ward. The Consulting Producers are Jamiesen Borak and Leslie Schapira. Co-Producer is Vidhya Iyer.
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Harley Quinn Season 5 Episodes and Streaming Options
We’d also like to point out that the exact episode count cannot be confirmed. But, it is speculated to have at least 10 episodes with a runtime of 23 minutes, just like the fourth season. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the near future.
When released, Harley Quinn Season 5, along with the prior four seasons, will be available to stream exclusively on MAX, formerly known as HBO Max.
The viewers can also watch all the seasons of Harley Quinn by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu, depending on their location and membership plans. International viewers who don’t have access to the series in their region can stream the episodes by using a VPN to stream all the original series and movies.
— Harley Quinn (@dcharleyquinn) September 14, 2023
If you were looking for a trailer, the network has not released any for the next season. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the recently announced new Harley Quinn animated spin-off series titled KITE MAN: HELL YEAH! is also set to make its official debut sometime around 2024, in which Kite Man and Golden Glider take their relationship to the next level by opening a bar in the shadow of Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom.
Take a look at the official trailer on Max’s YouTube channel below: