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Even though the past year has already given us two 13-episode seasons of the hyper-explicit animated series Harley Quinn, audiences had been eager to loudly voice their desires for a Season 3 confirmation. Though the impending format changes coming to DC Universe had many worried that Harley Quinn might get an untimely cancellation similar to Swamp Thing, Kaley Cuoco's clown princess of crime (and queer romance) is definitely coming back to have more F-bomb-filled adventures in a third season. Only it will be happening via a different streaming home: HBO Max.
Kaley Cuoco took to social media to give fans the awesome news, and we can only assume she was also holding a champagne glass similar to her character in the image below. (After all, that potable is the breakfast of champagne-ions, which is a pun I feel that Jim Rash's Riddler would enjoy.)
While Season 2 didn't necessarily end with any gigantic plot-related cliffhangers, the show did finally fully address some really important character developments, particularly between Ivy and Harley. (Sorry not sorry, Kite Man.) It can only be assumed that in Season 3, co-creators Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey will continue to expand on the fan-favorite villainess pair while also continuing to broaden other aspects of Gotham City and its more nefarious denizens.
That said, we probably shouldn't expect to see Alan Tudyk's The Joker finding his own new love with the brutal comic book character Punchline. The showrunners revealed at DC FanDome that they'll likely want to give Harley and Ivy all of the focus when it comes to romantic subplots. But never say never when it comes to DC, which managed to get Michael Keaton back into the Bat-verse for the upcoming Flash movie. Basically, anything can happen. (Frank the Plant for POTUS 2024. Anyone?)
Thankfully, no one had to worry that Kaley Cuoco was kidnapped by The Joker and his evil henchmen (and henchwomen) and then forced to spread lies about Season 3 getting renewed. HBO Max also went public with the excellent news, as revealed below.
With Harley Quinn's renewal came the news that DC Universe will be officially rebranding itself as DC Universe Infinite, and will soon be completely focused on digital comic books, as opposed to animated and live-action programming. The switch will happen on January 21, 2021, and will then expand globally in the summer. Not only will subscribers have faster access to printed DC titles – they will now appear on DC Universe Infinite six months after publication, as opposed to a full year – but there will also be new exclusive comic content created specifically for the online service.
Similar to how HBO Max took over as the exclusive streaming home for former DC Universe projects such as Doom Patrol and Titans, the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service will now be the central headquarters for Harley Quinn and its endless line of heightened villains and heroes, as well as tons of other programming, from live-action originals like Raised by Wolves to bonkers HBO series like Lovecraft Country. What do you guys want to see the most from Harley Quinn Season 3?
With no kind of premiere details available just yet, Harley Quinn fans will have to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more details whenever they become available. In the meantime, head to our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule to see what other shows are on the way in the near future.