We still may not know the name if DC Entertainment’s streaming service, but we sure have been getting information about a couple of the series that they will offer. Harley Quinn will be featured in her own animated series and That Hashtag Show got an exclusive confirmation on the focus of the series and some of the other DC Characters that will be joining her.
The series will take place soon after she leaves her former lover known by most as the Joker. She then goes on to tries to become the new “Queenpin” of Gotham. Here is the list of characters that have been confirmed to appear on the series along with a bit about them.
(40) Equal parts homicidal and charismatic, he’s been Harley’s longtime awful boyfriend, but when Harley breaks up with him, she vows to take his cherished number-one spot on the Most Wanted list. The Joker thinks of Harley as his creation and, as she grows in power, does everything he can to stop her. (SERIES REGULAR)
Dr. Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy-
(LATE 20’s) Sarcastic and incredibly smart, Ivy is Harley’s best friend and now roommate. Very much a loner (she prefers plants over people), Ivy is sometimes the voice of reason but always a true friend to Harley. Ivy soon becomes her reluctant partner-in-crime. (SERIES REGULAR)
(90’s) Once upon a time, Sy used to be a suave, super spy. Now in his 90s, he’s a wheelchair user with most of his body replaced by creaky 50s era bionic parts. Crotchety, difficult and longs to become relevant again. He’s also Harley and Ivy’s landlord, and insists they take him on their heists so can get back into the action – or else he won’t repair the plumbing. (SERIES REGULAR)
(Mid-40s) An angry misogynist dwarf with telekinesis. He was a major villain until the “incident” ten years ago when in the midst of losing a battle against Wonder Woman he became frustrated and called her the C-word. In front of hundreds of camera phones. Even other villains were disgusted. Disgraced, the only one who’ll have him is Harley. A woman. He can’t stand it, but he’ll do anything to get back into the villain community. (SERIES REGULAR)
Early 20s, pretty, but over it. She’s an alien (but looks human) and her family is crazy rich and powerful, she’s interning with Harley’s gang for college credit. The only thing she cares about is her demonic shadow cat named Chessure that she carries around in her designer purse. It’s a friend and fashion item and it destroys everything it sees. (SERIES REGULAR)
(30) His lower half is human, but his upper half is the body of a great white shark. Even though he looks incredibly fierce, he’s a gentle soul who just wants to be normal. That is, until he smells blood. And then he goes into a frenzy and literally eats everyone around him leaving death and carnage everywhere. Then feels bad about it. (SERIES REGULAR)
A large, humanoid mass of clay, Clayface was a struggling, trained actor until a terrible pottery accident turned him into the shapeshifting villain he is now. His aspirations for stardom and his ability to transform his appearance to look like anyone should help him land some roles but he’s such a terrible actor that the only work he can get is with Harley’s crew, pretending to be whoever they need him to be help with a heist. He still holds out hope that he’ll land one of the many auditions he fruitlessly goes on. (SERIES REGULAR)
As a fan of Harley Quinn, this is quite disappointing. In late 2013 Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with artwork by Chad Hardin launched Harley Quinn’s self-titled comic book Harley Quinn #1. One of the great things about this series was Harley’s move to New Jersey, where she was able to start over without the worries of Gotham (well mostly). Her adventures away from her past is really what launched her popularity in comics as she paved her own path via a day job, roller derby, animal rights activist and vigilante.
But the animated series will keep her in the same town as the two men that haunt her the most the Joker and Batman. Although the Dark Knight is not mentioned in the list of characters it would be hard to believe that he wouldn’t show up, being that it takes place in Gotham. Allowing this series to take place in another City like the one in the comics would allow her to shine the way Conner and Palmiotti have been able to do.
We’ll see in time as more information is released. What do you think of this list of characters so far? Does this look like a series that you look forward to? Let us know in the comments below!
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Source: That Hashtag Show