HBO Max has renewed the Harley Quinn animated series for a fourth season ahead of the cartoon’s season three finale on Sept. 15, 2022. Season three of Harley Quinn, exclusively available on the HBO Max streaming service with new episodes dropping every Thursday, finds Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in a relationship together and attempting to terraform Gotham City. Harley Quinn will also undergo a creative shuffle in season four.
Sarah Peters (Workaholics, Master of None, Nathan For You), who has written on the series since season one and currently serves as consulting producer, will be elevated to executive producer and serve as showrunner for season four. Peters is taking over from Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, who were the previous showrunners and originally developed Harley Quinn with Dean Lorey.
“We are ecstatic that HBO Max wants the story of Harley and Ivy to continue,” Halpern and Schumaker said in a statement. “And we are equally thrilled that this next season will be in great hands with Sarah Peters as our showrunner and Ceci Aranovich overseeing animation production, as they have both greatly influenced the show with their brilliance since the beginning.”
Executives from HBO Max and Warner Bros. Animation also released statements about the acclaimed series’ fourth season renewal.
“Patrick Schumacker, Justin Halpern and their incredible team of artists and writers have created something so explosively funny and original and we are thrilled to continue this journey with them and the show’s legion of fans,” said Billy Wee, Senior Vice President of Comedy & Animation. “It has been amazing to watch the show grow and evolve this season and we could not ask for a more talented and dedicated team of collaborators.”
Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation adds, “Three seasons down and I can’t even begin to think about the new levels of chaos and trouble that Harley, Ivy and the gang can get into with a fourth season. But I’m grateful to our partners at HBO Max for continuing this insane ride with us so we can all find out.”
Further details on Harley Quinn‘s fourth season are expected in the near future.
HBO Max is also producing a Harley Quinn spin-off series called Noonan’s, which follows Poison Ivy’s ex Kite-Man as he acquires the titular dive bar frequented by various Gotham City villains. Golden Glider and Bane will be series regulars. More details are expected to be announced in 2023.
In related news, HBO Max has no plans at this time to bring the fan-favorite Young Justice animated series back for a fifth season. The streaming service ordered a fourth season of the series in 2020, following two seasons on Cartoon Network and a third on the defunct DC Universe platform, but has no current intentions to order another. The last season of Young Justice concluded in June 2022. Every episode of Young Justice is available to stream on HBO Max.
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