Attendees of this July’s San Diego Comic Con will get a chance to see the pilot episode of the upcoming DC Universe animated series Harley Quinn before its release on the streaming service later this fall. Warner Bros. Television announced earlier this week that that the debut episode of Harley Quinn would be shown at their San Diego Comic Con Preview Night from 6 to 10 in the evening on July 17. The Harley Quinn pilot will premiere alongside the debut episodes of other Warner Bros. Television productions, including EPiX’s Pennyworth, Prodigal Son on Fox, and the Arrowverse spinoff Batwoman on The CW. The special night will also include a showing of a new episode of the Cartoon Network series Teen Titans GO!
Harley Quinn will also be part of a separate San Diego Comic Con panel focused on DC Universe, which will take place on July 20. The panel, which will also include a question and answer session, will feature new footage from the series as well as sneak peeks for several other DC Universe shows. Harley Quinn has become one of DC Universe’s most anticipated series. First announced in November of 2017, the show is being produced by Dean Lorey, Justin Halpern, and Patrick Schumacker. Featuring the voice talents of The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco as the titular villainess, the series will follow Harley after her breakup with the Joker, who is voiced by Alan Tudyk. Unshackled by her relationship with the Clown Prince of Crime, Harley now sets out on her own to become the queen of Gotham City’s underworld. The first footage from the series was shown at last year’s New York Comic Con, where Lake Bell and Diedrich Bader were revealed to be voicing Poison Ivy and Batman, respectively.
News of Harley Quinn’s upcoming debut comes following rumors of a shakeup at DC Universe. Executives at Warner Bros. reportedly hoped for more subscribers to tune-in to the new platform while also expressing frustration over creative choices for its most recent series, Swamp Thing. Disagreements on the direction of the series led Swamp Thing to be canceled just one episode into its pilot season.