When you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner next month, you’ll be able to add something to the list of things you’re thankful for: DC Universe’s Harley Quinn animated series. After a long wait, the series has a release date. DC Universe announced at New York Comic-Con this week that we can look forward to Harley Quinn hitting DC Universe the day after Thanksgiving, on November 29.
The show has an awesome cast of comedic actors lined up. Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) is playing the part of Harleen Quinzel, while Lake Bell (In a World.., Children’s Hospital) will play Harley’s bestie, Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy. Diedrich Bader will reprise his role as the Caped Crusader, and Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol, Firefly) will play the Joker.
Also on the casting sheet are Ron Funches, Christopher Meloni, Tony Hale, Jason Alexander, Jim Rash, J.B. Smoove, and Wanda Sykes. In other words, the showrunners will have to work actively for Harley Quinn to be anything but hilarious.
Harley Quinn and the future of DC Universe
Harley Quinn is the latest in the list of DC Universe originals, following on the heels of Titans, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and the latest season of Young Justice. It definitely has a different tone, though; It almost feels like Harley is the Deadpool of the DC Universe here. I know, Deadpool is the Deathstroke of the Marvel Universe, but this ouroboros has been tied up in a knot for years.
Looking forward, DC Universe has the rest of Titans season 2, Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol season 2, and the announced-but-unseen Stargirl. If Swamp Thing‘s fate is any indication, the prognosis on that last one ain’t great. In the meantime, though, Harley Quinn looks like an absolute blast and we’ll be able to watch it starting November 29.