Harley Quinn Showrunners Talk Harley/Ivy Future After Season Finale
'Harley Quinn' Showrunners Talk Harley/Ivy Future After Season Finale
Please, we need a season three!
This article contains spoilers for season two of Harley Quinn, including the season finale!
Season 2 of DC Universe’s animated Harley Quinn series has at least partly revolved around the potential for a relationship between Harley and her BFF Poison Ivy. Though the two have had an on again/off again relationship in some of the comics, that romantic relationship had never been explored on-screen — until now.
Earlier this season, the villainous gal pals surprised viewers, and each other, with a kiss. Despite vowing to definitely never talk about it again, things between Harley and Ivy continued to escalate, leading to several drunken hookups and even a life-saving, fairy tale-worthy True Love’s Kiss.
But despite all that, Ivy’s planned wedding with Kite Man was set to continue, taking us into an explosive final episode.
We won’t rehash the whole thing for you, but suffice it to say that love really DID win in this wonderfully irreverent cartoon, and Harley and Ivy quite literally rode into the sunset together as everything behind them burned.
We’re still waiting on news of a season three renewal, but that hasn’t stopped showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker from thinking ahead about what’s in store for Gotham’s favorite queer couple.
“If we're lucky enough to get a Season 3, and we truly don't know yet, but if we are we're not going to walk it back. They're a couple,” Schumacker told Syfy Fangrrls. “Any stakes that we want to build into the season moving forward are not going to involve [the question of] ‘Will they be able to stay in a relationship?’ They're going to be a couple.”
Halpern elaborated, saying that he finds it “much more interesting to do a show about how you navigate these very different personalities being in a relationship. And what are the fun things that can come out of that? What are the outside influences that can make that relationship tough but without the stakes being, ‘Are they going to break up? Are they not?’”
Considering coronavirus making production incredibly difficult if not impossible right now, greenlighting a third season of an animated series seems like the right move for DC Universe. And after rooting for Harley and Ivy all season, we can’t wait to (hopefully) see what kind of trouble they get into next — together.