The COVID-19 pandemic has cast serious doubt on the future of almost every TV show you can think of, and Harley Quinn’s third season is no exception. The irreverent animated series that debuted on the DC Universe streaming service in 2019 had to deal with rumours that DC Universe was rebranding and moving away from streaming altogether. Of course, the season 2 finale felt like it was meant to be a series finale, with viewers Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy racing away from Jim Gordon and the Gotham PD in a scene that felt ripped straight from 1991’s Thelma & Louise.
Thankfully, Harley Quinn, like the majority of DC Universe’s original material, has weathered the storm. It was confirmed in September 2020 that Gotham’s worst clown-faced woman will return for the third time.
But what exactly does that imply? When will we be able to hear Harley, Ivy, their mates — and almost everyone in Gotham — use much more swear words than we’re likely to hear from them in any other medium? Who will return, and will some of the other heroes or villains from DC’s mythos be added through Harley Quinn’s sarcastic lens? We’ll give you all of the up-to-date, reliable information about the upcoming year.
It’s hard to say when the third season of Harley Quinn will be out. So far, no release date has been announced, and pandemic fears have thrown all the rules out the window. According to a Deadline meeting with co-showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern in September 2020, you shouldn’t plan to see Harley, Ivy, and the rest of the gang in new stories until the end of 2021 at the earliest.
And at least one way, the cast and crew of the show now have an easier task. “We’re not doing two seasons back to back as we did. For me, it is about interaction with the celebrities, right? Like, can you go to a recording studio? Can you sit across from them, together with all the glass in between you? Is everybody comfortable enough to be in a position to do that?” Schumacker said it is those sorts of significant interactions which could suffer if the pandemic doesn’t allow for restrictions to be eased, but that he was confident he’d”have sufficient lead time to work that stuff out.” Schumacker told Deadline.
In terms of which voice actors will return for Season 3 of Harley Quinn, there haven’t been any solid news of almost any cast members in either direction. For the time being, we can only assume that series regulars Kaley Cuoco as the titular antihero Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk as the thespian want tobe Clayface, Ron Funches as the astonishingly civil King Shark, J.B. Smoove as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman, and Christopher Meloni as the single most self-destructive version of Clockwork Orange will reprise their roles.