‘Harley Quinn’ spinoff gets series order at HBO Max

HBO Max has given a 10-episode series order to Noonan’s (working title), an adult-animated spinoff of DC series Harley Quinn. The spinoff hails from the Harley Quinn team of Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Sam Register, Dean Lorey, and star Kaley Cuoco. 

The show is executive produced by Harley Quinn co-creators Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey, as well as Harley Quinn star Kaley Cuoco via Yes, Norman Productions. Sam Register also executive produces. Lorey will serve as showrunner on Noonan’s. Schumacker and Halpern executive produce under their Delicious Non-Sequitur banner. The show is based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Halpern, Schumacker, and Cuoco are all under overall deals at WBTV.

Based on the characters from DC, Noonan’s revolves around lovable loser Kite Man, voiced by Matt Oberg, and his new squeeze Golden Glider who moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan’s, Gotham’s seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity!

“We love the wild and fun world of Harley Quinn so much we just had to make a spin-off and who better to center it around than the outcast Kite Man,” said Adult Animation, HBO Max and Adult Swim executive VP original comedy Suzanna Makkos. “Justin, Patrick, and Dean have created the perfect local hangout for Gotham City’s not-so-finest at Noonan’s, where bar patrons can blow off steam after a long day of mayhem.”

Harley Quinn unlocked a world of hilarious possibilities with the iconic superheroes and supervillains of the DC Universe,” said Warner Bros. Animation alternative programming executive VP Peter Girardi. “Exploring this world further with our partners at HBO Max and DC is going to be a lot of fun. Plus, after getting dumped by Poison Ivy, the least we could do was give Kite Man his own show.”

Harley Quinn was renewed for a third season with its move to HBO Max, with season three set to debut this summer.