Harley Quinn TV series to feature “all the classic big bads” of the Batman universe


DC Comics’ animated series Harley Quinn lands on E4 tonight, placing a wholly new spin on classic characters from the Batman mythos.

The Big Bang Principle‘s Kaley Cuoco lends her voice to the zany antihero, as she breaks free of the Joker as soon as and for all to comply with her dream of changing into the world’s most fearsome tremendous villain.

Followers of the comedian books can count on cameos from some of DC’s largest names in addition to sure characters from the fringes, as teased by author and producer Patrick Schumacker in an interview with RadioTimes.com.

“We wrote 26 episodes of the present and, inside these 26 episodes, there was not a single character that went unused that we wished to use,” he mentioned. “You’re going to see all of the classic big bads of the Batman universe, so Penguin, Two Face, Bane and Riddler.”

Schumacker continued: “We rapidly develop the villain universe past Gotham Metropolis, as a result of one of the aspirations that Harley has throughout the season is to get observed by the Legion of Doom, which is veneration for what she’s making an attempt to obtain – it could be like getting a call-up from Manchester United.”

Be at liberty to substitute your chosen soccer workforce into that analogy, however you get the thought.


Viewers ought to be warned that Harley Quinn is just not for teenagers, that includes sturdy language and graphic violence from the very starting, however Schumacker and his workforce had to guarantee the status of DC’s well-known heroes went untarnished.

He mentioned: “Superman has to stay a pure hero, Batman has to stay a pure hero. You possibly can’t go and make the Justice League villains, you possibly can’t recalibrate their morality.

“So we tried to discover methods to make them humorous… As an illustration, Batman is type of the straight man, the moist blanket, the humourless foil to Harley’s prankster, which you see from the pilot.”

Suffice to say, the anarchic world of Harley Quinn is a far cry from the cosy consolation of The Big Bang Principle, which is partly why Kaley Cuoco discovered the series so interesting.


She got here on board after a two-hour assembly with Schumacker, the place they mentioned the character and her new path in the series.

He added: “Most of it was simply how excited Kaley was at the alternative to do that departure from The Big Bang Principle, the place she was this very good mid-western lady, to be this supervillain and to do that type of comedy by means of Quentin Tarantino, in phrases of the violence at the least.

It was clear that she would have the ability to seize Harley’s manic high quality… I feel Kaley was so on board with going nuts in the recording sales space, perhaps it was cathartic for her or one thing.”

Harley Quinn premieres on Thursday seventh Might on E4 at 10:30pm


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