The COVID-19 epidemic has cast doubt on the survival of nearly every TV show, including Harley Quinn’s third season. The irreverent animated series, which debuted on the DC Universe streaming service in 2019, also had to deal with the announcement that the service will be rebranded and move away from streaming entirely. Not to mention that the season 2 ending felt like it may have been intended as a series finale, with Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy driving away from Jim Gordon and the Gotham PD in a scenario that felt straight out of 1991’s Thelma & Louise.

Harley Quinn, like the majority of DC Universe’s original material, managed to survive the storm. Gotham’s deadliest clown-faced girl will return for a third trip at-bat in September 2020, according to reports.

But what does that actually imply? When will we be able to hear Harley, Ivy, their pals — and pretty much everyone else in Gotham — utter much more swear words than we’re likely to hear from them in any other medium? Who will return, and will any of DC’s other heroes or villains be revealed via Harley Quinn’s sarcastic lens? So far, we’ve brought you all the reliable information on the next season.

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When will Harley and her crew be back?

At this moment, it’s hard to say when the third season of Harley Quinn will air. Pandemic fears have thrown all the rules out the window, and no release date has been established. According to co-showrunners Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern in a September 2020 interview with Deadline, you shouldn’t expect to see Harley, Ivy, and the rest of the group in new tales until the end of 2021 at the earliest.

In one way, the actors and crew of the program have it simpler this time. According to Schumacker, “We won’t be doing two seasons in a row as we did previously. This may provide some respite, as the production burden will be reduced.” Regardless, Schumacker described a season 3 launch in late 2021 as “an optimistic assumption.”

Schumacker also expressed cautious optimism about the pandemic’s influence on production: “Isn’t it true that for me, it’s all about the performers’ interactions? Is it possible for you to visit a recording studio, for instance? Is it possible for you to sit across from them, with glass between you and them? Is everyone in the room at ease enough to do so?” If the pandemic doesn’t allow for limitations to be loosened, Schumacker said vital relationships like these may suffer, but he was optimistic he’d “have enough lead time to get that stuff out.”

In Harley Quinn’s third season, what voices might we anticipate hearing?

There have been no definitive reports on which cast members will or will not return for Season 3 of Harley Quinn. For the time being, we can only assume that we’ll be hearing the series’ mainstays, including Kaley Cuoco as the titular antihero Harley Quinn, Lake Bell as Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk as the thespian want to be Clayface, Ron Funches as the surprisingly civil King Shark.

Given what the co-showrunners have said about the story they want to portray, we should expect to hear Matt Oberg reprise his role as Kite Man, Batman’s most renowned D-lister. While speaking to EW about Kite Man’s comeback, Patrick Schumacker said “lots of other D-listers” they may want to employ, but it’s unlikely we’ll be hearing Alan Tudyk voice one of Gotham’s D-listers — the strangely haughty Condiment King — anytime soon. Especially since, at the end of season 2, Frank the Plant consumes the villain and his fiancee.

Bane, who will hopefully be voiced by James Adomian once again, is one A-lister you can expect to hear from. According to co-showrunner Justin Halpern, one of the safest characters on Harley Quinn is the meekest and most pathetic version of the musclebound bad guy. “We’ll kill almost any character that isn’t Harley or Ivy,” Halpern assured EW, “but Bane will never be killed.”

What direction will the third season of Harley Quinn take in terms of plot?

There’s no word on what kind of physical dangers Harley and her companions will face in season 3. So far, they’ve had to contend with both heroes and villains, ranging from the Justice League to Darkseid and his ruthless armies to the obnoxious Legion of Doom. We don’t know if they’ll return to Apokolips or Themyscria, but we do know what the show’s creators want to tell.

The showrunners for Harley Quinn have stated that they have no plans to split Harley and Ivy up. “[Harley and Ivy are] rock solid, they’re a couple,” Schumacker told EW in response to whether Kite Man would continue to be a threat to their relationship. He did express interest in finding out “where [Kite Man] stands with the end of season 2 and the breakup,” though.

The relationship between Harley and Ivy, unsurprisingly, appears to be a major focus of season 3. According to EW, Halpern wants to explore what it’s like for someone like Harley, who had “only ever been in bad relationships with abusive people” before meeting Ivy, to suddenly find herself as half of a healthy couple.

In the coming season, Halpern told Deadline that he’s excited to devote more time to Poison Ivy. Halpern explained, “We dug into Harley for two years.” “I think it’d be interesting to flip that in this third season, dig deeper into Ivy and her life, and tell some stories from her perspective.”

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Both showrunners also told Deadline that they’re excited to find out exactly what’s wrong in Gotham City that the cops are so inept at their jobs, and why, as Halpern put it, Gotham is always “this total cesspool.” Schumacker also mentioned a tweet from June 2020 in the same interview. “Well, I think Harley Season 3 will open with Gothamites screaming obscenities at Commissioner Gordon and his fellow cops on a Zoom,” Schumacker tweeted in response to the real-life LAPD and Mayor of Los Angeles hosting a Zoom town hall “for Angelenos to come together and voice their criticisms.”