HBO Max has recently secured the rights to Noonan’s, a spin-off of the platform’s animated Harley Quinn series. The show will be produced by Harley Quinn showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker alongside Sam Register, Dean Lorey, and Kaley Cuoco.
The animated series Harley Quinn first premiered on the DC Universe streaming service in 2019. The show’s second season was released in April 2020, followed by the third season in September 2020 and the announcement that the series would be moving to HBO Max.
Harley Quinn features Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) as the voice of the eponymous Harley Quinn and her best friend-turned-girlfriend Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) after Harley leaves the Joker (Alan Tudyk) for good. The show follows Harley as she strives to prove herself as a competent supervillain, even forming her crew of villains, and then she takes down other supervillains in a grab for power as an odd kind of almost-anti-hero.
Noonan’s and HBO Max
The Harley Quinn spinoff Noonan’s will follow Kite Man (Matt Oberg), Poison Ivy’s ex-husband, and his new girlfriend Golden Glider. According to Hollywood Reporter, they begin their criminal careers to support the impulse purchase of Noonan’s, “Gotham’s seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity!” Matt Oberg also served as the voice of Kite Man during the character appearances during the second season of Harley Quinn.
Dean Lorey, an executive producer for Harley Quinn, is set to serve as the showrunner for Noonan’s. The production team for the spinoff will include Lorey, Sam Register, and Kaley Cuoco under the banner of Yes, Norman Productions alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker under Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions, according to Variety. Suzanna Makkos, an HBO Max executive, is quoted as saying, “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.”
The Harley Quinn spinoff was first announced in March 2022 at SXSW. Further information on Noonan’s production or voice cast is currently unknown.