Harley Quinn arrived in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service (now DC Universe Infinite), presenting an absurdist take on the DC Universe through the lens of its titular character and supporting cast. The show centered on Quinn (voiced by Kaley Cuoco) parting ways with the Joker and carving out her own path in the criminal underworld.
Naturally, making your name in DC's tapestry of evil-doers is no easy feat, but the baddie made it a reality with the help of her best friend/love interest Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and her henchmen, King Shark (Ron Funches), Clayface (Alan Tudyk) and Doctor Psycho (Tony Hale).
The series concluded its second season in 2020 before being renewed that same year for HBO Max, but details on Season 3 were scarce. Finally, a teaser for the new chapter was released during DC FanDome 2021, in which Harley stated the latest season was expected to release "sometime in 2022."
Now, we have a more exact time frame for when to expect the series, because the official Harley Quinn Twitter account (through USA Today) has confirmed the show will return in "late summer" of 2022, which could mean an August/September release date. Accompanying the announcement was a picture of Harley Quinn and Ivy vacationing together:
During an interview with TVLine, Kaley Cuoco had very positive things to say about the series, stating, "[Season 3 is great], it's ridiculous, it gets more and more insane." The actress also said the upcoming season would focus on Quinn's relationship with Ivy: "They are living life, loving each other, fighting. [...] Their relationship is the main focal point of this season, and it's hilarious and actually really, really sweet."
While specific details on the storyline remain under wraps, we know Season 3 will further dive into Batman's world through the introduction of Nightwing, voiced by Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows, Mickey Mouse Funhouse).
Harley Quinn's animated universe will also expand via a Kite Man spinoff on HBO Max, which was given a 10-episode order in April 2022. Per Variety: "The series will focus on lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze, Golden Glider, as they moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan’s, Gotham's seediest dive bar."
Harley Quinn was developed by Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, Justin Halpern and is executive-produced by Kaley Cuoco.