HBO Max Announces ‘Harley Quinn’ Valentine’s Day Special

HBO Max Announces ‘Harley Quinn’ Valentine’s Day Special

According to Deadline, HBO Max has announced that Harley Quinn is getting a Valentine’s Day special set to premiere in February of 2023. The show is a popular adult animated series based on characters from DC comics. In this iteration of the characters, Harley is voiced by Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, The Flight Attendant), and Lake Bell (What If…?, Bless This Mess) voices Poison Ivy. 

Deadline also revealed a short summary of the special. The title of the special is Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special and it will follow Harley’s and Ivy’s first Valentine’s Day as a couple. The episode will also feature their friends and will show the audience how supervillains spend the most romantic day of the year. 

In the show, Harley and Ivy are often hanging around with their friends and crew. Among the crew there’s King Shark voiced by Ron Funches (The Great North, TrollsTopia), Clayface voiced by Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol, Rogue One), Frank the Plant voiced by J.B. Smoove (Fairfax, Woke) and frenemy Dr. Psycho voiced by Tony Hale (HouseBroken, Hocus Pocus 2). 

Other famous DC characters can be seen in the show including Harley’s ex-boyfriend the Joker also voiced by Alan Tudyk, comic relief Bane voiced by James Adomian (Duncanville, Close Enough), Ivy’s ex-fiance Kite Man voiced by Matt Oberg (Superstore, Veep), Batman voiced by Diedrich Bader (Better Things, Pete the Cat), and recurring superheroine Batgirl voiced by Briana Cuoco (Sugar Mommy, The Flight Attendant). 

The Harley Quinn series follows Harley after she breaks up with the Joker and tries to become a villain of Gotham. In her journey to become a villain, she rekindles her friendship with Poison Ivy and becomes friends with King Shark, Clayface, Frank, and Dr. Psycho. The series follows them and their encounters with other famous DC characters, including the Injustice League and the Justice League. 

It isn’t until season 2 that the audience can start to notice that Harley has feelings for Ivy, even though Ivy is engaged and planning her wedding to Kite Man. It isn’t until the end of the second season that Harley and Ivy share their mutual feelings for each other and share a kiss. The third season follows the new couple and how they handle being together while also working on their plans for terraforming Gotham. 

The Valentine’s Day special is set to premiere for 2023 Valentine’s Day. In the meantime, the three seasons of Harley Quinn are available to watch on HBO Max. 

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