Though the upcoming DC Universe streaming service boasts some mighty tempting content such as the live action Titans series and the long awaited return of animated cult favorite Young Justice, I must confess that Harley Quinn may be the inclusion I’m most looking forward to watching.
I say that because, even though the former Clown Princess of Crime debuted in animation about a quarter century ago before making her way to comic books, it’s the notion of seeing the character she’s blossomed into in the time since being adapted that I find enticing. In other words, let’s see what the girl can do now that she’s broken free of Joker’s influence and has established her own supporting cast.
Speaking of which, this recently surfaced synopsis gives us a better idea of what to expect (per ComicBook.com):
Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new, adult animated 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.
Based on that, we can deduce the producers taking Harley in a new direction, though it seems within reason that Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s run on the books will lend a fair amount of influence. I’m not afraid to say time and again that it was the work of those two that made me fall in love with the character. Plus, the gloves are off, as the series is expected to be granted a mature rating!
DC Universe – Harley Quinn included – is set to launch sometime this fall via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV, in addition to offering online and mobile access. But before going whole hog, a beta test is expected to takeoff in August, so stay tuned as more details emerge.