Ordering 26 episodes of a no-holds-barred Harley Quinn animated series was a smooth move by DC Universe, and although season one has only just finished on the streaming service, the second block of that original order will arrive in the form of a 13-episode second season this April. We hate waiting, so we’re sending out some love to whoever decided we only needed a super short break from Harley and co!
Powerless trio Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey are behind the show, which has been met with both enormous delight from fans of the manic character and solid reviews from an impressive number of critics who were won over by the sheer irreverence of the finished product.
We’ve got everything you need to know about the new season here, including some key info on how Harley Quinn Season 2 plans to follow up that incredible season one finale cliffhanger…
Harley Quinn Season 2 Trailer
The first trailer for Harley Quinn Season 2 has arrived, and just like season one, it’s amazing.
You can watch a teaser clip from one of the episodes as well right here…
Harley Quinn Season 2 Release Date
Harley Quinn season 2 will get underway on DC Universe on 3rd April, as first revealed in a very welcome post from the show’s official Twitter account:
In the meantime, why not catch up with all our Harley Quinn season 1 reviews right here?
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episodes
Harley Quinn Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes, and we’ve finally got details on the first batch for you.
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 1: New Gotham
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 2: Riddle U
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 3: Trapped
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 4: Thawing Hearts
We’ll update this with more information as it becomes available, and add links to our reviews as we get ’em!
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 5: Batman’s Back, Man
“Awakening from his coma to find Gotham in shambles, Bruce Wayne (DIEDRICH BADER) jumps back in the Batsuit immediately. But is his ego writing checks his body can’t cash? Meanwhile, Two Face attempts to forge a criminal alliance with Bane, as they’re the only two Big Bads left in Gotham’s criminal underworld.”
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 6: All The Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues
“When Harley and Ivy spot a seemingly sane Joker (after he fell into the normalizing acid last season), they debate whether people can change at their core – revisiting a flashback about Harleen Quinzel’s first day at Arkham Asylum.”
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 7: There’s No Place to Go But Down
“Acting as a judge, Two Face (ANDY DALY) sentences Harley and Ivy to life in Bane’s prison: a giant pit in the ground. Meanwhile, Jim Gordon (CHRIS MELONI) and Batgirl vow to take back the GCPD headquarters from Two Face.”
Harley Quinn Season 2 Episode 8: Inner (Para) Demons
“Harley and Ivy are feeling post-kiss awkwardness. Harley runs as far as she can from her feelings and the running leads her all the way to Apokolips. Contrary to Harley, Ivy faces her feelings and Kite Man’s parents head on. Ivy feels the weight of her kiss with Harley and in turn, doubles down on her relationship with Kite Man. Meanwhile, the President tells Gordon that in order to put Gotham back on the map, he must get rid of Harley Quinn.”
Harley Quinn Season 2 Story Details
The first season focused on Harley’s efforts to join the Legion of Doom (while simultaneously pushing her friends away) and ended with Gotham burning and Batman very much MIA. So where next for season 2? Halpern and Schumacker already have answers:
“Season 2 picks up right where season 1 leaves off,” Schumacker confirmed. “We have the earthquake that shook Gotham, obviously inspired by the No Man’s Land stuff from Batman …and Harley has a target on her back. The male supervillains from Batman’s rogues gallery don’t take too kindly to the ascendancy of a female supervillain and they begin to conspire against her.”
Halpern teased that a big part of season 2 will be diving further “into Harley’s lovelife as well as Ivy’s lovelife” in an effort to stop fans tweeting at them about it. Couldn’t be us, Justin! Could not be us. Ahem.
It’s unclear if DC Universe has plans for its Harley Quinn animated project beyond season 2. With Doom Patrol making the jump to HBO Max after a WarnerMedia sign-off, we could see other series make a similar move, although it will likely entirely depend on how many people have been watching Harley Quinn thus far, and how many people could potentially be interested in giving it a whirl if it gets a new home.
Harley Quinn Season 2 Cast
EPs Schumacker and Halpern revealed to DC Daily that former live-action Doc Ock Alfred Molina will lend his voice to villain Mr. Freeze in Harley Quinn season 2, and Sanaa Lathan (The Affair) will purr-form as Catwoman.
The knockout voice cast from season 1 will of course return, including Kaley Cuoco as Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk as The Joker, Ron Funches as King Shark, Tony Hale as Dr. Psycho, Diedrich Bader as Batman, and Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon.