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Peter Girardi, Warner Bros. Animation’s executive vice president, alternative programming, added, “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. Plus, after getting dumped by Poison Ivy, the least we could do was give Kite Man his own show.”
“We love the wild and fun world of Harley Quinn so much we just had to make a spin-off, and who better to center it around than the outcast Kite Man,” said Suzanna Makkos, HBO Max and Adult Swim’s executive vice president, original comedy and adult animation, in a statement. “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.”
“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!”
HBO Max has ordered 10 episodes of an adult-animated Harley Quinn spinoff with the working title Noonan’s.
With Harley Quinn’s third season set to kick off this summer, this new DC series will follow the dive bar-bound shenanigans of Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg). Here’s the premise, per HBO Max:
Noonan’s is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Sam Register, Dean Lorey, and Kaley Cuoco. Dean Lorey, who developed Harley Quinn, serves as showrunner. Delicious Non-Sequitur and Yes, Norman Productions are producing the project in association with Warner Bros. Animation.
Source: HBO Max