The show will be called direct-to-consumer streaming service. is the third project to be ordered for the DC streaming service, following the orders for a third season of the beloved animated series Young Justice and , which will focus on Dick Grayson as he assembles a team of other superheroes to join him in fighting evil. is obviously going in a different direction by focusing on a character who is traditionally identified as a villain, despite occasionally dabbling in heroics., and it will be a half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. The show has already scored a first season order of 26 episodes to air on DC's upcoming
The fact that will be animated does mean that we won't get Margot Robbie as live-action Harley outside of movies, but she may still be connected to the project. Deadline reports that Robbie is expected to be approached to voice Harley for . If Robbie does sign on for the series, it should be interesting to see if there are any connections between and the DCEU. The DC streaming service is obviously presenting different versions of the DC universe, as Titans and alone feature different incarnations of some of the same characters. could easily present a different Harley than the one of the DCEU, even if Margot Robbie is still the one bringing her to life.
will focus on Harley after she has finally broken up with the Joker for good. Determined to make herself into the "criminal Queenpin of Gotham City," she'll run into (and probably afoul of) notable heroes and villains of the DC Universe. Poison Ivy will be featured. It sounds like the Joker will not be in the mix almost immediately, so it should be interesting to see how sets Harley up on her own. Since the show will evidently take place in Gotham, it's possible that the Joker will be in Arkham Asylum.
The new show is being written and executive producer by a trio already experienced in DC TV. Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey were executive producers of the short-lived NBC comedy . Hopefully they'll find more success with than with . Its status on a streaming service at least means that won't be vulnerable to cancellation due to low ratingsduring live network airings.