Cast and crew for DC Universe’s upcoming adult animated comedy Harley Quinn were on hand after a busy San Diego Comic-Con to talk all things about the new series. Unfortunately, show producer Patrick Schumacker’s research into TV-MA superhero-animated fair is a bit behind the times as of this writing, but overall the series sounds like it’s ready to tackle some serious topics that both male and female audiences alike will enjoy. Says Schumacker, ““I think this is the first ever adult TV-MA animated comedy set in the world of superhero/supervillains,” clearly forgetting SuperMansion has done this same bit for three seasons. Granted, not licensed characters, but TV-MA nonetheless.
In any event, expect to see Gotham City told from the vantage point of our heroine and that we shouldn’t expect a sidekick mentality. Noted heroes like Superman and Batman take on a way more of a Teen Titans Go! type guise when interacting the Queenpin of crime who is trying to get through a bad break up with the Joker. And don’t expect your typical high-action affair that you see in say Young Justice: Outsiders, instead, the series is going down the similar path that Star Trek: Lower Decks is in that there’s comedy in menial tasks like villains needing to run and get coffee. Expect drastic artistic interpretations of certain characters that will probably annoy the die-hards like the fact that Catwoman is an African-American woman voiced by the great Sanaa Lathan and not a lot of “hero talk” and instead crass language and violence.
The show looks great, and the producers wanted to make sure woman empowerment was front-and-center which could potentially take a lot of the unsatisfied fans from the recent Tuca & Bertie cancelation and see them switch streaming services. This is one to watch.
Warner Home Video has released promo and cover art for Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the next DC Entertainment animated film set to release in October. Revealed in the promo art are characters Cheetah, Silver Swan, Giganta, and Dr Poison and we’ve even got a new synopsis to throw at you:
When Amazon princess Diane of Themiscula chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor, it’s a choice that will change her world and ours. Fulfilling the role of ambassador and protector, Diana earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. But her heart is as strong as her will as she is determined to help a troubled and embittered young girl whom has fallen in with a deadly organization known only as Villainy, Inc! Get ready for an exciting adventure packed with brutal battles, myth, and wonder.