Rest easy, Harley Quinn fans: Max recently announced the much-welcomed renewal of their hit animated show. As Variety reports, Harley Quinn will be back around for Season 5.
Harley Quinn Season 5
On the heels of Season 4’s conclusion mere months ago, the decision heralds an ongoing commitment to a series successfully creating a unique niche in the DC universe. The show’s off-kilter humor and embrace of sometimes graphic content have earned it a sizable fanbase.
In the show, which has evolved into a notable success story for Max, Kaley Cuoco voices Harley Quinn, while Lake Bell voices Poison Ivy. The positive reaction generated by the series spawned a spinoff: Kite Man: Hell Yeah. Look out for it in 2024.
Excitement For Season 5
Peter Girardi, the Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming at Warner Bros. Animation, conveyed his enthusiasm for the commencement of Harley Quinn Season 5.
He mentioned how every season of the show upped the comedic ante; he also underscored his excitement surrounding the continuation of his team’s partnership with Max.
Harley Quinn Developments
DC fans will recall that Season 4 of Harley Quinn saw significant developments concerning both plot and character arcs. Firstly, Harley went so far as to collaborate (!) with members of the Bat Family—Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl.
Meanwhile, for her part, Poison Ivy began her new role as CEO of Legion of Doom. Notably, Season 4 involved the exciting development of Harley’s journey toward straight-up heroism, as well as its impact on her relationship with Ivy.
The exciting season finale culminated in the formation of the Gotham City Sirens, uniting Harley, Ivy, Batgirl, and Catwoman. Understandably, fans can’t wait for Harley Quinn Season 5.
Harley Quinn Creative Team
The show’s creative team is almost as impressive as the Gotham City Sirens (almost). It earned praise from Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Adult Animation at Max and Adult Swim.
Cheering on the incoming new season, Makkos highlighted the team’s talent, recognizing its success in providing content drawing richly from previous seasons while advancing an exciting and novel sensibility. The executive particularly lauded the show’s combination of laughs, emotional pathos, and inventive narratives.
Harley Quinn Critical Acclaim
An adult animated black comedy series based on the iconic DC Comics character of the same name, Harley Quinn is the brainchild of writers and executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey.
The series has enjoyed critical acclaim, especially for its captivating animation, novel tone, and convincing voice acting.
Harley Quinn Season 5 will continue to chart the transformative journey of its titular character as she discovers herself following her breakup with the Joker earlier in the series.
More To Come With Harley Quinn
Establishing her identity in Gotham City’s criminal underworld, Quinn recruits her best friend, Poison Ivy, along with Clayface, Doctor Psycho, King Shark, and Sy Borgman.
A central plot thread concerns the augmenting relationship between Harley and Ivy, which deepens into a romantic relationship.
The new season should indeed be an extension of the bold, unconventional take on the superhero genre the show’s fans have come to adore, one ensuring more adventure (and misadventure) for its beloved, chaotic characters.