It’s a role she’s spent 12 seasons preparing to take on. Kaley Cuoco has just been announced as the voice of the super sweet villain Harley Quinn in the upcoming animated series based on the scientist-turned criminal. Looks like all that time spent in a fake comic book store is going to come in handy, with Cuoco moving from the world of devoted Big Bang Theory fans to the world of devoted DC Universe fans.
Cuoco was announced as the executive producer and the voice of Harley Quinn at New York Comic Con on Wednesday, where DC Universe was unveiling the world premiere of their new series Titans. Dropping a teaser trailer for Harley Quinn, Cuoco is showing off a different side of herself as the R-rated villain, breaking the fourth wall and getting in jabs at the failed Deadpool animated series. So yeah, this Harley Quinn show is going to be amazingly savage.
Sharing a cell in an asylum with Poison Ivy, played by Lake Bell, Harley Quinn finds the villain single, having finally left her toxic relationship with The Joker. According to Cuoco she’s determined to become “best badass supervillain that there is.”
“She just doesn’t want to be Joker’s girlfriend anymore,” Cuoco told EW of her new role as Harley Quinn. “She wants to lead the pack, which I find very appropriate for this kind of day and age and vibe that we’re in.”
Taking on Batman, Lex Luthor, Doctor Pyscho, Wonder Woman and more in the first season, Cuoco says it has been empowering to play Quinn. “To sit in a booth and scream and cuss and yell at boys for hours at a time, it has been an absolute blast. Not having to do hair and makeup has made it that much better. But it’s such an iconic character, so with all of that respect and love toward the character, we’re trying to bring a new spin to it, and I think the fans that love this type of show are really going to enjoy it.”
In addition to Cuoco and Bell, Harley Quinn stars Ron Funches, JB Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Tony Hale and Chris Meloni.
Harley Quinn is expected to debut sometime in 2019. We can’t be sure, but we have a feeling one of Cuoco’s fans won’t be watching the DC Universe show.
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