"Harley Quinn (DC Universe)" Animated Series News & Discussion, Part 1 (Spoilers)

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I just tweeted one of the producers of the show, asking if it'll be PG-13 or Rated-R, and his response--

"A Hard R!"
 

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Okay, that trailer made me smile.

A Harley Quinn series can be a lot fun if handled correctly, that said I really hope they don't harp on the "we're swearing and it's really bloody, and yet it's a cartoon whoa" shtick like most adult western animated series/movies do.

This could be the sleeper hit of the service.
 
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Kaley Cuoco talks about the series:
“This show is kind of a very cool, modern take on Harley Quinn,” says Cuoco. “She’s such an iconic character that we're excited to bring a much brighter and kind of, even the animation is very bright and modern and hip. And the character is very edgy. The storyline is very edgy and it’s definitely not a child’s show! It’s an adult comedy -- I have to make sure I tell people that! -- which has been a blast to work on. I've never experienced anything like this before. It's been kind of a really cool gig.”
“This show is kind of a very cool, modern take on Harley Quinn,” says Cuoco. “She’s such an iconic character that we're excited to bring a much brighter and kind of, even the animation is very bright and modern and hip. And the character is very edgy. The storyline is very edgy and it’s definitely not a child’s show! It’s an adult comedy -- I have to make sure I tell people that! -- which has been a blast to work on. I've never experienced anything like this before. It's been kind of a really cool gig.”



The actress also notes that even though Harley and Joker are splitsville on this show, that doesn’t mean the Clown Prince of Crime doesn’t show up, or that Harley is able to just forget her old homicidal boyfriend that easily.

“So I love how the series starts out,” says Cuoco. “The show, as dark as it is, it’s absolutely hilarious. The dialogue is hilarious. It starts out with her and Joker in this very crazy up and down relationship, and in the opening, they’re partners and once again Joker takes all the credit for all the mayhem, when she wants to be the biggest bada$$ there is! She wants to be partners and Joker screws her over for the hundredth time. So finally she gets the nerve to break up with him and she's like, I'm done with this. I want to rule Gotham City. I want to do this. I want to be the bada$$ queen. So she gets her own team together, which is kind of the beginning of the series, getting her squad, getting this group behind her to help her kind of become the city's worst nightmare. In a good way!”
“She is definitely a villain,” laughs the actress. “She wants to be the best villain there is. It's hysterical the way she describes herself, but there are moments where you see kind of a heart in there. She is a tough-*** chick and all she wants to do is run Gotham City without Joker’s help. But the funniest part is throughout the series she falls back in these hook-ups with Joker. It’s like this realization of, oh, I can't stay away from him! And they fall in these traps and she wakes up the next morning and does the walk of shame, and she's like, I'm done with him! She wants to move on. It's a really funny take on their relationship. While, of course, she’s also trying to take over the world.”
Poison Ivy is Harley’s frequent pal in the comics and in previous animated projects, and she’ll once again be present for this series. Cuoco says the two are best friends, and Ivy gives Harley “great advice” while also working as a sounding board for her too, the sort of most “real voice” in Harley’s life. That said, it appears that the two are only friends and there is no romantic involvement between them in this series, despite some iterations of the characters that have portrayed them that way -- or implied as much.
“I think that this show is more appropriate than ever during this entire female empowerment movement we have going on in Hollywood,” says the actress. “And her being one of the, I think, hottest icons of our time, yeah. This show starts with her being very dependent on a man, on the Joker, and then realizing, I can do this on my own. And with the help of her girlfriend Ivy saying, you know, you don't need him. You don't need him. You're better than him. And she can go take over the world by herself, which is what we're all trying to do.”

EDIT 10/1: Rahul Kohli (Izombie) will be playing Scarecrow.
 
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Alan Tudyk To Voice Joker In Harley Quinn Series

I bet dollars to donuts he'll use a modified version of his Ludo voice.
Tudyk as Joker should be fun. Can't wait to hear what voice he goes with :p.
In the original interview the article got its info from, later on at around the 8:30 mark, Bader appears to also reveal Chris Meloni voices a 'very different' Jim Gordon and Jim appears a lot with Batman in the show (and the Joker part was at 7:30 mark).
I would imagine Christopher Meloni would probably be a very different Jim Gordon then we're used to :sweat:.

I wonder if it was just the wrong wording when he said "Captain" instead of Commissioner...
 
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A new report says the show premieres on Friday, October 11th, 2019.
Interesting, a brief interlap with the live action Stargirl series as in theory the season finale for that one would be October 18. Hmm. I wonder if they plan to run all 26 episodes straight through to December 27 without a hiatus. Maybe a majority of the release days will be 2 episodes and 3 episodes on the first and last day, October 11 and December 27.
 
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