We need Harley Quinn season 4 right now, HBO Max. Because holy cow, the finale that just aired turned Gotham upside down. If the results of the mayoral election weren’t shocking enough?
And since we’re hiding spoilers below, we won’t reveal the details of what happens next. It’s safe to say that our favorites will appear in new roles in Season 4, and these situations will likely test the bonds that bind them even more.
To complicate matters further, Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumaker will not be showrunners for the fourth season of Harley Quinn. So, that’s a lot of changes, right? Well, let’s break it all down, starting with some very good news.
Harley Quinn season 4 renewal status
HBO Max hasn’t been a stable place lately, with the Batgirl movie canceled and dozens of shows and movies missing. So you were right to be worried about the future of any of your pets.
But on August 31, weeks before the season three finale of Harley Quinn (September 15), HBO Max announced: (will open in a new tab) this will be the order for the 4th season of Harley Quinn. At the same time, we learned about the shift in showrunner duties, which we’ll talk about below.
Harley Quinn season 4 release date is just around the corner
So, good news for starters: former Harley Quinn showrunner (now executive producer) Patrick Shumaker. (will open in a new tab) tweeted that season 4 will “release sooner than you think”. This is likely due to more than two years separating seasons 2 (April 3, 2020) and 3 (July 28, 2022).
If you want to be optimistic, go back to seasons 1 and 2 of Harley Quinn to extrapolate. The first season ended on February 21, 2020, less than two months before the debut of the second year. We doubt such a small window could happen again because this second season was part of the original order of 26 episodes. (will open in a new tab).
All of which is to say that we at Tom’s Guide are theoretically expecting the Harley Quinn season 4 release date to be in about a year or less. Not as long as Season 3 and not as soon as Season 2.
Actors and characters of season 4 Harley Quinn
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The cast of Harley Quinn is largely unchanged for the third season, but their roles in the fourth season are different from what they were this season.
Most importantly, Harley Quinn is now… not a villainess? She is actually something of a hero working with the Bat-Family. Similarly, Alan Tudyk’s Joker is now the mayor of Gotham. His Clayface is actually a successful (albeit unlucky) actor.
Ivy is now head of the Legion of Doom after Lex offered her the opportunity. The main ingredients are listed below.
- Kaley Cuoco voices Harley Quinn, who is now somewhat closer to the hero than before.
- Lake Bell voices Poison Ivy, who is still a villain.
- Alan Tudyk as Clayface, Joker and many other characters.
- Ron Funches as Shark King
- JB Smooth as Plant Frank
- Diedrich Bader as Batman
- Briana Cuoco as Batgirl
- James Adomian as Bane
- Giancarlo Esposito as Lex Luthor
- Sana Lathan as Catwoman
- Christopher Meloni as Commissioner James Gordon
- Jacob Tremblay as Robin
- Harvey Guillen as Nightwing
Harley Quinn season 4 cast changes
Showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Shumaker are stepping down as executive producers. Series writer and consulting producer Sarah Peters, who has been writing for the series since season one, will take over as showrunner and executive producer for season 4.
Peters has a great reputation outside of Harley Quinn, having worked on such great shows as Nathan For You, Master of None and Workaholics.
Harley Quinn Season 4 Plot Possibilities
Okay, let’s not beat around the ivy. Season 4 of Harley Quinn is likely to really put Harleyvy in danger. If Harley is allied with the Bat-family and Ivy runs Lex’s Legion of Doom? These are all kinds of conflicts to bring home. However, Lex allegedly offers a full control camera for Ivy. And we know better than to trust Lex Luthor’s promise.
What about the rest of the gang? King Shark may have more responsibility after killing his little brother. Clayface can continue his career in Hollywood. And the Joker? Well, the position of mayor suits him, and we can’t wait to see how he sits between the heroes and villains of Gotham.
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