Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco to executive produce and voice Harley Quinn in new DC Universe seri
A new animated series focusing on the tumultuous relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker around the end of 2019, according to DC Universe. Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco will serve as an executive producer and the voice of Harley Quinn.
The series focuses on Harley Quinn’s breakup with the Joker in her pursuit to be the greatest villain in Gotham City.
“This show starts with her being very dependent on a man, on the Joker, and then realizing, I can do this on my own,” Cuoco said. “And with the help of her girlfriend Ivy saying, you know, you don’t need him … You’re better than him.”
The Harley Quinn series portrays Harley as an independent woman who does not need a man to achieve her goal to become the biggest villain. Cuoco said the messages present her own feminist personality and fit perfectly with the current societal climate.
“I think that this show is more appropriate than ever during this entire female empowerment movement we have going on in Hollywood,” Cuoco said.
Patrick Schumacker, Justin Halpern, and Dean Lorey will also serve as executive producers alongside Cuoco.“So with all of that respect and love toward the character, we’re trying to bring a new spin to it,” Cuoco said. “I think the fans that love this type of show are really going to enjoy it.”
The Big Bang Theory will end after 12 seasons on air in May 2019. Cuoco said the farewell is difficult, as she has portrayed the role of Penny on the show since its beginning in 2007.
“This ride has been a dream come true and as life-changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two,” Cuoco said in a post on her Instagram after the final season was announced. “Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”