On Wednesday, HBO Max announced that the Harley Quinn animated TV show will be renewed for a fourth season. This news came just before the third season’s finale, which will air on September 15.
Kaley Cuoco and Lake Bell are returning at Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, respectively. Other returning cast members include Ron Funches as King Shark, Alan Tudyk as Clayface, and JB Smoove as Frank the Plant. The show is getting a new showrunner, however. Consulting producer and writer on the show since season 1, Sarah Peters, will take over this position for the fourth season from Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker.
“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,” Billy Wee, SVP Comedy & Animation at HBO Max, told Deadline. “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.”
The third season of Harley Quinn follows Harley and Ivy on their so-called “Eat. Bang! Kill,” tour. The pair finally got together at the end of the second season, so the next one is all about our favorite femme fatales getting to enjoy their honeymoon period in typical DC villain style. That said, the theme of both women doing their best to become better versions of themselves is still prevalent in this season. Ivy is also highly focused on finally realizing her goal of turning Gotham into a plant-based paradise.
“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,” said Peter Girardi, EVP, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “But I’m grateful to our partners at HBO Max for continuing this insane ride with us so we can all find out.”