DC Entertainment reveals the first look at DC Universe’s upcoming animated Harley Quinn TV show in a new teaser trailer in addition to confirming the full voice cast. Last year, it was announced that the comic book publisher was looking to expand their television presence as well as their digital footprint by launching a new subscription-based service that would not only offer exclusive new content, just like other streaming services, but also a backlog of classic movies, TV shows, comics, and more.
DC Universe officially launched on Batman Day last month, ahead of this month’s premiere of their live-action Titans TV show, which is being billed as the service’s flagship property until more original content lands next year. In addition to bringing back Young Justice for season 3, DC Universe will also be producing a Doom Patrol TV series as a spinoff of Titans, as well as TV shows for Stargirl, Swamp Thing, and, of course, fan-favorite Batman villain Harley Quinn, who is finally returning to television after all these years.
The first teaser trailer for Harley Quinn released today ahead of DC Universe’s panel at New York Comic Con tomorrow evening. It offers the first look at the full series, including Harley Quinn herself. Furthermore, DC Universe confirmed the full voice cast for the animated series: Kaley Cuoco leads the series as Harley Quinn, with Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale, and Chris Meloni.
It’s clear by the first trailer that this series follows in Titans’ footsteps in being adult-oriented, particularly with regards to its language. But it also breaks the fourth wall in the same vein as Marvel’s Deadpool, which is what most non-comic book readers will be used to by the time this TV series debuts. Furthermore, the above teaser trailer makes it a point to take a few jabs at not only DC properties – both movies and TV shows alike – but also the fandom as well, particularly how they “hate” everything.
Although DC Universe has kept the series mostly under wraps until now, the official press release states that the program will follow Harley’s adventures as she attempts to become one of the key members of the Legion of Doom – a group comprised entirely of DC Comics supervillains, particularly those who oppose the mainline Justice League members, like Batman. It remains to be seen when the Harley Quinn animated TV show will premiere, but it seems like it’s already on the right track with this sneak peek.