Harley’s (Kaley Cuoco) adventures will continue.
Despite all the upheaval at Warner Bros. Discovery, one bright spot has been the consistently great Harley Quinn animated series, which HBO Max announced will return for a fourth season. Presumably, it will stream on the successor platform to Max and Discovery+, which is expected to launch next summer.
The program details the adventures of Harley and her crew of ne’er-do-wells as they chart a different course of villainy in Gotham City. The third season also saw Harley and Ivy (Lake Bell) deal with the realities of being in a committed relationship. Presumably, most of the cast will return, but one change will be in the production’s leadership structure. Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker will step back from the series — remaining executive producers — while Sarah Peters (currently a consulting producer) will take their place as showrunner. In a statement, the Halpern and Schumacker said, “We are ecstatic that HBO Max wants the story of Harley and Ivy to continue. And we are equally thrilled that this next season will be in great hands with Sarah Peters as our showrunner and Ceci Aranovich overseeing animation production, as they have both greatly influenced the show with their brilliance since the beginning.”
The renewal comes with a sense of relief as WBD spent most of the summer cancelling animated projects and dealing with the fallout from its decision to scrap the nearly-completed Batgirl feature. Although characterized as a chance to use a one-time tax credit, many could not help but feel a measure of malice in the choice of projects to shelve and lock away in the vaults. But, perhaps, a corner has been turned. Or not as three other DC shows on HBO Max — Titans, Doom Patrol, and Pennyworth — all have upcoming seasons with their fates hanging in the balance.
In the meantime, fans of Harley can rest easy as her story lives on.
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