“Harley Quinn” has been renewed for a third season at HBO Max rather than DC Universe.
The news comes as Warner Bros. officially announced Friday that DC Universe will no longer be home to scripted original series and will instead transition to solely a comic book subscription service called DC Universe Infinite.
“Harley Quinn” is an adult animated series starring Kaley Cuoco as the DC anti-heroine. The show has received strong reviews for its first two seasons, which recently became available on HBO Max. Along with Cuoco, the show also features the voices of Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Tony Hale, Jason Alexander, and J.B. Smoove. The series was developed by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey, who also serve as executive producers along with Cuoco.
HBO Max will now be the home for all DCU series like “Young Justice” Seasons 1-4, “Titans” Seasons 1-3, “Doom Patrol” Seasons 1-3, and “Stargirl” Season 1.
The news that DCU is moving out of original shows hardly comes as a surprise, as parent company WarnerMedia began moving shows like “Doom Patrol” over to HBO Max as early as last year. In addition, “Stargirl” began airing on broadcast network The CW at the same time it started streaming on DCU. Season 2 of that show will now air solely on CW.
DCU will make the transition to DC Universe Infinite beginning January 21, 2021. It will give fans access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, including digital-first comics, exclusive access to DC fan events, and recently released comics six months after the physical versions hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, the service will begin expanding globally in summer 2021.
“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “I’m excited to share that not only will DC Universe Infinite members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”
The service will be available on iOS and Android devices for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year. On February 1, 2021, every subscriber, existing members, or those joining during the pre-order offer window will receive a special voucher redeemable at the DC Shop subject to terms and conditions. Annual subscribers will receive a $25 voucher, while monthly subscribers will receive a $10 voucher.
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