If you aren’t already watching the new Harley Quinn animated series, you don’t know what you’re missing! Just ahead of the Birds of Prey movie, an all-new Harley Quinn episode airs this Friday with our titular heroine returning to her roots in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and pay her family a visit.
Viewers will recall that we got a brief glimpse of Harley’s dysfunctional home life much like how it’s been portrayed in the comics over the years.
As Harley Quinn producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker already revealed to The Beat during a NYCC interview, veteran voice actor Charlie Adler (who is already involved in the show as a voice director) will be playing the role of Harley’s ne’er do well father, Nick Quinzel. Cartoon aficionados will recall that Adler actually worked with Harley Quinn star Kaley Cuoco on the Disney cartoon Brandy and Mr. Whiskers in the early aughts.
Wrapped my secret project with my precious brilliant Kaley Cuoco ! Pure joy! pic.twitter.com/P8Uuo8hA2n
— Charlie Adler (@charlie_adler) June 20, 2019
In addition to Adler, Susie Essman, probably best known for her foulmouthed acerbic role in Curb Your Enthusiasm, plays Harley’s mother Sharon Quinzel.
Check out the preview below and be sure to catch the new Harley Quinn episode this Friday!
Episode 110 – Bensonhurst
Air Date: January 31, 2020
After a falling out with her crew, Harley heads back home to Bensonhurst, where her doting mother waits for her…and her deadbeat dad, who’s more dangerous than anticipated.
Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. The series features Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and a whole cast of heroes and villains, old and new, from the DC Universe.
Harley Quinn is produced by Ehsugadee Productions and Yes, Norman Productions in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
Executive producers are Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Kaley Cuoco, Dean Lorey, Sam Register.