E4 has announced a May UK premiere date for Season 1 of DC Universe’s ‘Harley Quinn‘ animated series. Be warned… This is very much aimed at an adult audience!
After Harley Quinn finally breaking things off with the Joker, she decides she wants to go it alone as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this adult animated action-comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom! In the opening episode, Harley’s fed up being the Joker’s sidekick and strikes out on her own.
The cast is led by ‘Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco who voices Harley and is backed up by an impressive list of talent. Lake Bell (‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Boston Legal’) provides the voice for Poison Ivy, with Diedrich Bader (‘Veep’, ‘BoJack Horseman’) voicing Batman, and Alan Tudyk (‘Rogue One’, ‘Firefly’), voicing both Joker and Basil Karlo, aka Clayface.
Other cast includes Jim Rash (‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’) as Edward Nigma/Riddler, Ron Funches (‘Powerless’) as King Shark, Christopher Meloni (‘Happy!, Law & Order: SVU’) as Commissioner James Gordon, Tony Hale (‘Arrested Development’, ‘Veep’) as Doctor Psycho & Felix Faust, JB Smoove (‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander (‘Seinfeld’) as Sy Borgman, Wanda Sykes (‘Black-ish’) as Queen of Fables, Rahul Kohli (‘iZombie’) as Scarecrow and Giancarlo Esposito (‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Better Call Saul’) as Lex Luthor, plus many more!
As you can see in the “red band” trailer below, this version of Harley Quinn is a bit more potty-mouthed than the version we saw way back when the character was conceived in ‘Batman: The Animated Series’. It’s a fun new take on DC’s beloved mallet-wielding homicidal maniac.
‘Harley Quinn‘ Season 1 premieres Thursday, 7th May 2020 at 10.30pm on E4.