“Harley Quinn” Spin-Off Series Planned
HBO Max is reportedly developing a spin-off of its acclaimed animated “Harley Quinn” series titled “Noonan’s”.
Announced as part of the “Not Kidding Around: Warner Bros. Animation and the Reimagining of Iconic Characters for an Adult Audience” panel at SXSW, Warner Bros. executives and “Harley Quinn” co-creator Patrick Schumacker reportedly teased the spin-off which is still early in development.
Should it go forward, the series would follow Kite Man as he buys Noonan’s Bar – a dive bar hangout for the hitmen and henchmen of Gotham. Schumacker says:
“He tries to run the bar by himself but it doesn’t turn out so easy. We have Harley and Ivy appear in the first episode, but after that we have with different goons and villains appearing every episode like Lex Luthor and Bane. It will be kind of like ‘Cheers’ for supervillains.”
Schumacker also teased a bit about the third season of “Harley Quinn” which will include an episode “that’s a big love letter to ‘Batman: the Animated Series’. We even got some original backgrounds from the show that we use in the episode.”
In addition, James Gunn will be making an appearance in the upcoming season as himself. In the show, he’ll be directing a movie about Thomas Wayne.