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HARLEY QUINN series casts Mr. Freeze and Catwoman for season 2

With the first season of Harley Quinn done and dusted our thoughts turn to the series upcoming return on April 3. The producers of the show, Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern, recently appeared on DC Daily and confirmed some upcoming info on the next block of episodes.

Alongside confirmation that Harley Quinn season 2 will take some inspiration from the No Man’s Land storyline in the comics, they also confirmed two new characters and voice actors.

Following up on recent rumours it is now confirmed that Mr. Freeze will appear in season 2 and he will be voiced by veteran actor Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2).

Also appearing for the first time this season will be Catwoman. The producers confirmed she will be a recurring character and not a cameo. The character will be voiced by Family Guy actress Sanaa Lathan.

With Gotham in ruins, Harley (Kaley Cuoco) now has a target on her back and the second season will be plenty of Gotham’s classic villains emerge to try and take her on.

Read our review of the season one finale here and look for new episodes debuting on DC Universe from April 3.

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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HARLEY QUINN S01E13 “The Final Joke” review

Harley Quinn debuts new episodes on Fridays via the DC Universe streaming platform in North America. International air dates are yet to be confirmed.

Synopsis

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Review

We’ll that’s it Super Friends, we’ve reached the finale of Harley Quinn season 1. Thirteen weeks of storytelling has all led up to this moment as Harley (Kaley Cuoco) faces down Joker (Alan Tudyk) one more time.

The stakes have never been higher for Harley as the long-running storyline which started back in episode 9 finds her out for revenge following the death of Ivy (Lake Bell) in the previous episode.

“The Final Joke” is some of the finest writing we’ve seen to-date on the series. It continues to pull together the plot threads of the season and confront Harley and the audience with everything we’ve learned so far.

As much as there’s a storyline to work through, with Harley teaming up with Batman (Diedrich Bader) to take down Joker, once again Harley Quinn‘s writers set aside the story for a bucketload of character development.

The episode really hinges on that final moment of acceptance for Harley as she truly steps out from under the (literal) shadow of The Joker. The whole motif is brilliantly represented by Joker forcing Harley to wear her signature costume.

Her resistence to wear the classic costume is a brilliant storytelling device for the series. It challenges viewers acceptence of this newly empowered version of the character. It reflects her comic book development much more than any version we’ve seen in animation or live-action, ahead of Birds of Prey that is.

As the episode hits the pause button on everything not Harley and Joker it really takes the time it needs to observe where these two are at in their story. Creative choices are all very much in keeping with the overall trjectory of the series and it all feels natural.

It was obvious that Ivy would be resurrected at some point, even after the poignant funeral held at the beginning. But despite being a predictable story decision it still feels well earned when it happens. The moment harkens back to when the crew were inside Harley’s head earlier in the season and allows Ivy a moment to be there for her friend when she was unable to before.

The closing moments of “The Final Joke” circle back around to the core idea of family but also pushes the plot forwards in a way which should make season 2 a very interesting watch. Whether the writers meant to or not we appear to have entered No Man’s Land territory and that is incredibly exciting!

If I have one major takeaway from the first season of Harley Quinn it’s that adult comedy really can be self-aware, intelligent and serialised without harming its appeal to the target audience. I expected a fun season of bat-shit-craziness and I got all of that in a series which turned out to also be groundbreaking.

Verdict

Harley Quinn finishes its first season on a huge high note and Harley finally puts the full stop on her relationship with Joker.

9/10

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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HARLEY QUINN S01E12 “Devil’s Snare” review

Harley Quinn debuts new episodes on Fridays via the DC Universe streaming platform in North America. International air dates are yet to be confirmed.

Synopsis

Harley thinks the Legion of Doom is behind Ivy’s capture and the tree monsters currently ravaging Gotham.

Review

A little behind the time I’m today taking a look at both episode 1.12 and 1.13 of DC Universe’s Harley Quinn animated series (finale review coming later today).

Over the last twelve weeks I’ve found it difficult to criticise Harley Quinn for an aspect of the series storytelling as it’s effectively created a Gotham without the need for a Batman and a Harley without the need for a Joker.

The series has impletement stories with a laser sharp focus on their subject matter with character development being at the core of everything the series has tried to accomplish.

With “Devil’s Snare” we find ourselves at the penultimate episode of the season and deeply entrenched in some highly serialised storytelling. This episode picks up directly where the last episode (reviewed here) left off and similarly this episode leads directly in to the finale.

What impresses me most about this level of storytelling in animation is that it’s been kept so cleverly under the radar. This endgame scenario really began in episode 9 with the capture of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell). This level of care and attention to the story, particularly within an adult comedy series, is incredibly rewarding to the audience.

It plays heavily on the relationship between Harley (Kaley Cuoco) and Ivy, their relationship has very much been at the core of the season to-date and so it makes sense to circle back around to that and reflect on their individual growth.

All the various dangling plot threads eventually point to Harley’s own self-awareness and her ability to accept herself in this post-Joker world of hers. But this being Harley Quinn the lead character has to jump through some major hoops in order to get there.

As with previous episodes “Devil’s Snare” employs some great comedic plot points to get form A to B, the episode features some great cameos from member’s of the Justice League and the sub-plot centered on Jim Gordon’s obsession with tanks is pure genius.

Harley Quinn is expertly pulling on plot threads littered throughout the season as it pushes towards its finale. As Joker (Alan Tudyk) also weaves his way back in to the plot the feels done in earnest for the character and not purely to up the ante for Harley.

Whilst a specific plot point from the finale is easily predictable based on events in “Devil’s Snare” this is still a hugely successful episode. The closing moments as the team surrounds a fallen comrade are some of the most emotional in the show to-date and certianly come as a surprise.

As always the level of emotional awareness the series has continues to surprise and impress me.

Verdict

Here Harley Quinn cleverly calls upon aspects of its storytelling from throughout season 1 to craft an epic endgame scenario just in time for the season finale.

9/10

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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HARLEY QUINN set to return in April for second season

Though Harley Quinn only aired its first season finale yesterday on DC Universe, we now bring you the news that you don’t have to wait too long for season two!

The series will return to DC Universe on April 3 with another 13 brand-new episodes.

When Harley Quinn was initially commissioned, the season had been planned to run for a full 26-episodes, the same number as Young Justice: Outsiders. Though the terminology has changed slightly this announcement is the streaming platform confirming its fulfilment of those 26-episodes.

There has been some confusion over whether yesterday’s episode was the season or mid-season finale but either way, we only have to wait six weeks until Kaley Cuoco and her crew return to cause more havoc on our screens!

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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It’s season finale time in new HARLEY QUINN promo

This week marks the finale of the first season of Harley Quinn over on the DC Universe streaming service. From the looks of this promo Harley will be using every trick up her sleeve to take down Joker. The question remains: will she be successful and finally step out from under his shadow?

Take a look at the promo for “The Final Joke” below.

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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HARLEY QUINN S01E11 “Harley Quinn Highway” review

Harley Quinn debuts new episodes on Fridays via the DC Universe streaming platform in North America. International air dates are yet to be confirmed.

Synopsis

Harley must rescue Ivy from the clutches of Scarecrow (Rahul Kohli), who’s trying to harvest her pheromones to make a super toxin that turns plants into sentient monsters.

Review

Over the past ten weeks Harley Quinn has proven itself able to tell stories which focus on its characters as well as its action and adult humour. At times it has wavered in its attempts to balance all three but it has never failed to be successful in at least two-out-of-three of those areas.

“Harley Quinn Highway” is that kind of rare gem which succeeds in managing the trifecta perfectly. There’s plenty of character as Harley (Kaley Cuoco) and the team rush to rescue Ivy (Lake Bell); there’s the action of a high speed car chase along the titular highway and buckets of humour and political satire.

I’ve talked about this at length across the season but it still genuinely impresses me how much the series has developed its characters over the course of these eleven episodes.

As Harley tries to round-up the gang to help save Ivy they’re all found in diverse and challenging situations of their own. But more importantly as a viewer it was important to me to have them all back in the fold as they have their own individual parts to play in the story.

Clayface (Alan Tudyk) gets the most amusing reintroduction here as we find him accidentally upstaging Riddler (Jim Rash) on live TV. It’d hilarious seeing him instruct Riddler on how to perform his monologue to the masses but equally it shows us just how differently be is being treated in the outside world.

There are similar scenes for Dr. Psycho (Tony Hale) and King Shark (Ron Funches) but neither is memorable to the same level as Clayface.

It’s important not to miss out J.B. Smoove who really is an integral part of the cast. Though Frank the Plant hasn’t been in every episode it’s always a good time when he shows up on screen and finally the writers have found a way (or began not to care about the logistics) of getting him outside of Ivy’s apartment.

Jason Alexander returns as Sky Borgman after skipping a couple of episodes and this is by far his star performance on the series. His dialogue about becoming a Transchanger had me in stitches on both watches and it was good to see him get in on the action some more.

“Harley Quinn Highway” is absolutely one of the more outlandish episodes in the series. The design for the highway itself – chalked up to Harley’s own design work – is absolutely nuts but is a prime example of the writers having a great idea and deciding to run with it despite how it impacts on the more grounded aspects of the episode (if there are any).

It works to much greater effect than when Clayface lost his hand which would go on to become best friends with Jim Gordon. That episode still feels like a weak point in Harley Quinn’s first season for me.

This episode really belongs to Ivy as the crew delves in to her head to explore her darkest fears but also for her emotional development in confronting her issues with Harley. This episode alone makes it all the more understandable as to why the series hasn’t paired these characters up as a couple.

Heading in to the penultimate and final episodes there’s still a lot of relationship building to do if everyone is going to end the season on good terms. As it has been revealed the Legion of Doom was involved with Ivy’s kidnapping it seems we’re building towards a Harley and the crew attacking the Legion and probably failing to succeed.

I had never realised how cleverly a lesson about family could be hidden under a layer of comic book villainy and so much blood!

Verdict

This one’s easy: “Harley Quinn Highway” is a total blast!

9/10

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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The Justice League drops in to cause trouble in new HARLEY QUINN promo

There’s just two more episodes left in the debut season of Harley Quinn on DC Universe. After breaking Ivy (Lake Bell) out from the clutches of Scarecrow (Rahul Kohli) and the Legion of Doom, the squad have a whole new problem to deal with.

With Scarecrow’s new toxin in the water the tree’s of Gotham have gone rogue and it’s up to Harley (Kaley Cuoco) and the team to stop them. That is until Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern arrive on the scene.

Watch the promo for this week’s episode of Harley Quinn in the player below.

Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Harley, and she’ll be joined by 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.


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