Harley Quinn animated series in development for DC's digital service

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Nov 20, 2017

One of DC Comics' most popular characters is officially getting her own animated series.

DC has been already been in the process of assembling a impressive roster of several series for its standalone digital platform, and now it'll be adding a third show to its line-up. According to reports, DC Entertainment has given a straight-to-series order to a Harley Quinn animated comedy. The show, which will consist of 26 half-hour episodes, is being developed by Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey.

Harley Quinn was last featured in 2016's Suicide Squad, where she was portrayed by Margot Robbie. Rumor has it that Robbie will be asked to reprise the role in the Harley Quinn animated series, though no official announcement has been made confirming her involvement.

Story details are scarce, but based on what we know so far the show will follow Harley's journey after her breakup with the Joker as she attempts to make a name for herself as the new bigwig in Gotham. Supporting characters will include her long-time cohort Poison Ivy as well as a cast of other familiar faces from the DC canon. The series is also being described as an adult animated comedy, which may offer some more hints as to the types of storylines that will be explored.

The Harley Quinn half-hour animated series joins the current roster of shows prepping their debut for the SVOD service, which is scheduled for a 2018 launch and already includes the upcoming live-action Titans as well as the revival of hit animated show Young Justice.