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DC Universe Sets Harley Quinn Premiere Date, New BizarroTV Series, More Animated Films Coming

October 4, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The upcoming animated Harley Quinn series has a premiere date on DC Universe. DC announced during New York Comic Con that the adult-animated comedy series will bow on November 29th on the streaming service.

In addition, the company announced a new series, BizarroTV, which will be an anthology series. Per DC, the DC Universe series will be a mixed-media anthology series that will premiere in 2020 and “will feature fan favorite characters from the more obscure corners of the DC universe … Produced by Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital production unit, this new show demonstrates the Television Group’s commitment to create original and compelling programs for the digital marketplace. Blue Ribbon taps into the Studio’s established creative team, while also identifying new and innovative talent to deliver cutting-edge series in the short form format. A showcase of experimental styles and creative voices and visions that will be a mix of live action and animation; deep cuts from the DC portfolio of characters such as Space Cabbie, Ambush Bug, Slam Bradley and the Creeper.”

The service will also be getting more WB Home Entertainment releases in 2020. While pointing out that the most-watched movie on DC Universe to date is animated original Reign of the Supermen, the announcement said “Due to its popularity, even more home entertainment movies will be coming in 2020, including Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Superman: Red Son and Justice League Dark: Apokolips.” The original animated films will be available on DC Universe 90 days after their physical release date.

Finally, DC Universe announced DC Unscripted, a partnership that provides DCU members the opportunity to create an unscripted series that has the opportunity to launch on DC Universe.

“Since the launch of this service just over a year ago, we’ve established a community that has far exceeded our ambitions. We’ve hosted unforgettable member events – creating places and spaces where fans could have a voice. We’re working to take it to a whole new level in our second year by giving our fans an opportunity to submit their own concepts for an unscripted show that will potentially become a series on DC Universe next year,” commented DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades.

The announcement noted:

The DCYou Unscripted project will be open for entries beginning the evening of October 3 to November 18 to any Ideas United network member who is over 18 and a US resident. Any creator is welcomed to easily and quickly apply to join the iU network. During the submission process, talent and fan enthusiasts alike will be able to submit their unscripted/reality video series ideas ranging from game shows to game play to hot food and hot takes. The top 10 entrants chosen will travel to Los Angeles, California to spend a day with industry professionals to refine their concepts and have the chance to pitch their concepts in-person to a panel of DC executives and entertainment luminaries. Three finalists will move on to have unscripted pilots produced by Ideas United, with one final entrant receiving a series order which will launch exclusively on DC UNIVERSE.

Harley Quinn features the voices of Kaley Cuoco as Harley, Lake Bell as Ivy, Alan Tudyk as the Joker, Tony Hale as Doctor Psycho, Ron Funches as King Shark, J.B. Smoove as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander as Sy Borgman, Wanda Sykes as Queen of Fables, Giancarlo Esposito as Lex Luthor, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash as The Riddler, Diedrich Bader as Batman, and many more.