Harley Quinn showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker have a spinoff animated series coming to HBO Max with a working title of Noonan’s. The show is named after the dive bar in the DC animated universe and centers on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg), Poison Ivy’s former boyfriend.
The news comes just before the Harley Quinn series returns for its third season this summer. We don’t know much more about the new series, however, other than its working title, that it will be ten episodes long, and the following logline:
Lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider 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 also know that the execs at Warner Bros. and HBO Max are super stoked about it.
“We love the wild and fun world of Harley Quinn so much we just had to make a spinoff and who better to center it around than the outcast Kite Man. 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,” Suzanna Makkos, EVP of Original Comedy and Adult Animation at HBO Max and Adult Swim, said in a statement.
Not to be outdone, Peter Girardi, EVP of Alternative Programming at Warner Bros. Animation, also had great things to say about the project. “Harley Quinn unlocked a world of hilarious possibilities with the iconic superheroes and supervillains of the DC Universe. Exploring this world further with our partners at HBO Max and DC is going to be a lot of fun,” he said. “Plus, after getting dumped by Poison Ivy, the least we could do was give Kite Man his own show.”
No news yet on when Noonan’s will make its way to the streaming platform.