Character Breakdowns For New HARLEY QUINN Animated Series Confirm Clayface, King Shark, and More
A while ago, we learned a Harley Quinn animated series was in the works. We haven’t really heard anything since, until now. The Hashtag Show has given us some breakdowns for characters that will appear in the show. It’s no surprise that Joker and Poison Ivy are on the list, but it’s cool to see Clayface, Sy Borgman, King Shark, Dr. Psycho, and Malice Vundabar will also make appearances. This animated series will be aimed at adults and Dr. Psycho’s breakdown helps us remember that. I am really excited to see Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn together again. In Batman: The Animated Series, some of my favorite episodes involved those two characters. Harley’s a more fun character when she’s not with Joker, so it’ll be fun to see these BFFs together again. As they broke down the other characters I couldn’t help but see how much fun this show could be.
There’s no word on casting yet, but Margot Robbie will be the top contender if she wants to do it. Personally, I’d rather see Tara Strong reprise the role and I’d love to see Mark Hamill come back to be my favorite Joker. The series will debut on Warner Bros. upcoming digital platform for DC content, but no dates have been given yet.
The first season will consist of 26 half-hour episodes and Margot Robbie will be asked to voice the character in the series. We don't know if she'll end up doing it or not. We also have the following details on what the series will entail:
The animated series will also feature Poison Ivy and a cast of heroes and villains — old and new — from the DC universe. The animated series follows Harley as she breaks things off with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal "queenpin" of Gotham City. The series is described as an adult animated action-comedy.
Watch the video and check out a breakdown of the characters below that.
[THE JOKER] (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)
[SY BORGMAN] (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)
[DR. PSYCHO] (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)
[MALICE VUNDABAR] 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)
[KING SHARK] (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)
[CLAYFACE] (Mid 30’s) 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)