The Harley Quinn animated series has easily become one of my favorite shows in the last year. I’ve made my love for it very clear in the past, so I was especially thrilled to find that Harley Quinn would be getting a season 3. Thankfully, it’s currently in production, which means more Harls very soon. While we wait, executive producer Justin Halpern hasn’t been shy about teasing fans. Among other things, he’s revealed that Mad Hatter will appear in season 3.
Halpern appeared on a recent episode of the Masters of None podcast to talk about Harley Quinn. From the episode, the show’s team cut together a clip of scoops regarding the upcoming season.
First off, the news that I’m most excited about is that Mad Hatter will appear in season 3. Halpern confirmed that he will be a villain in one of the episodes. Over the last few years, Mad Hatter has seen a resurgence as a darkly deranged figure in things like the Arkhamverse and Gotham. However, it’s just so easy to satirize him. He can go from creepy to goofy at the drop of a hat. Considering the writing staff’s razor-sharp wit, I know they’re going to skewer him in the best way possible.
Mad Hatter? Yes, please.
Halpern revealed two other tantalizing tidbits. Interestingly, there will be an episode dedicated to Joker in the same vein as Batman’s episode in season 2, claiming that they’re:
Going to do something with the Joker that’s never been done in any Joker story.
Well, that’s exciting. This show has taken the characters into so many new and novel places, so I’m not at all surprised.
The last scoop of interest is akin to an episode of season 1, when they entered Harley’s mind. Accordingly, we’ll be entering another character’s mind in season 3. Though he did not reveal the identity of the character.
We’re going into someone’s brain in season 3 that I think it’s gonna be like really, really special. For DC fans, I think we’re going into someone’s brain that I think people are really going to get excited about when they see that episode.
Personally, the season 1 episode in which Dr. Psycho takes the gang into Harley’s mind is one of my favorites. It was this story that made me realize that the show was going to be special. In previous episodes, we were treated to some of the sharpest, cleverest, and most audacious writing, but this one showed me that the series was also going to have a big beautiful heart at the center of it. So if they enter another character’s mind and make it as moving as that episode, I’m all in.
Currently, Harley Quinn doesn’t have a confirmed premiere date, but Halpern believes that it’s probably going to be the end of 2021 or early 2022.
Stay tuned to DKN for more updates.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Harley Quinn are currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: Masters of None Podcast YouTube