This cartoon definitely isn’t for kids.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, DC Universe drew back the curtain on itsÂ animatedÂ Harley Quinn series â€” a hard-R romp revolved around its eponymous off-the-rails rule-breaker in the aftermath of her break-up with the Joker â€” via the reveal of a fresh trailer.
Harley Quinn, voiced byÂ The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco, endeavors to carve her own path of chaos and crime in the streets of Gotham without the shadow of her former flame (voiced by Firefly‘s Alan Tudyk) looming overhead. To do so, she crosses paths with major DC Comics players like Poison Ivy (Children’s Hospital actress Lake Bell) and Catwoman (The Twilight Zone star Sanaa Lathan), as well as herÂ New 52 palsÂ Sy Borgman, Bernie, and Big Tony.Â
With hammers swinging, money falling, drinks clinking, punches and kicks and jabs flying, plus plenty of expletives being tossed around, theÂ Harley Quinn trailer proves that anyone who tunes into the series will see the up-and-comingÂ criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in a brand-new way. And, while they’re at it, they’ll get the catch Harley taking down famed DC comics vigilantes like Aquaman and Batman (Veep‘s Diedrich Bader), the crown jewel of Gotham and one of the biggest causes of Harley’s headaches.Â
Harley Quinn also features the voices ofÂ Rahul Kohli as Scarecrow, Tony Hale as Doctor Psycho, and Chris Meloni as Commissioner Gordon. Rounding out the roster in yet-unconfirmed roles are Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes,Â Ron Funches, J.B. Smoove, Giancarlo Esposito, Jim Rash, and Natalie Morales.Â
Though this isn’t the first ofÂ Harley Quinn that we’ve seen (a fourth-wall-breaking teaser dropped during New York Comic-Con in October of 2018), it is the punchiest. The animated series clearly aims to inject a shot of adrenaline into viewers’ veins with each episode â€” which will, by the looks of this trailer, only get wilder and more adult-oriented as the first season rolls out. She may be 2D, but the animated Harley’s personality pops off the screen with panache, and we’re keen on seeing what misadventures she’ll get up to whenÂ Harley Quinn premieres on DC Universeâ€¦ at some point in time.