Kaley Cuoco's Harley Quinn has spent the past eleven episodes on The DC Universe streaming service trying to carve out a new life, and her own criminal family. Most important, she wanted to step out of Joker's (Alan Tudyk) abusive shadow. Everything seemed to be heading in the right direction for her – until last week's "Devil's Snare".
Unable to escape his plans of taking over Gotham, Harley watches as Joker destroys the Legion of Doom's HQ. But this isn't the "same old Harley": teaming with Ivy (Lake Bell), the two take down the killer trees and the Queen of Fables (Wanda Sykes). But even in that moment of victory, Joker finds a way to take another valuable part of Harley's life from her.
Which brings us to the following preview for next week's season finale "The Final Joke" – and from the looks of things, she's not finding a whole lot funny right now:
"Harley Quinn" season 1, episode 13 "The Final Joke":
The streaming service's official trailer offered us a look at Ms. Quinn's "future career goals", and they involved the Legion of Doom – even if she had to kill them all to prove it… which is pretty ironic considering what Joker did…
Joining Cuoco on the voice cast for DC Universe's animated series Harley Quinn are Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer) as Dr. Pamela Isley/ Poison Ivy, Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol) as The Joker, Ron Funches (Powerless) as Nanaue / King Shark, JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Frank the Plant, Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) as Sy Borgman, and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) as Tsaritsa / Queen of Fables.
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Lex Luthor, Natalie Morales (Bojack Horseman), Jim Rash (Community) as Edward Nygma / Riddler, Rahul Kohli (iZombie) as Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, Diedrich Bader (Veep) as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Tony Hale (Veep) as Dr. Edgar Cizko / Doctor Psycho, Christopher Meloni (Happy!) as Commissioner Jim Gordon, and Sanaa Lathan (Native Son) as Selina Kyle / Catwoman also star.
Cuoco also executive produces DC Universe's Harley Quinn through her Yes, Norman Productions, serving alongside Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey.
Speaking of "Harley Quinn" Voice Actor Christopher Meloni…
In an interview with Bleeding Cool, the actor discussed his approach to voice acting and how it differs from live acting before explaining what the Harley Quinn recording experience was like for him – and how it connects back to Meloni's work on 2014's FOX sitcom Surviving Jack: