We're pretty sure Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) would appreciate us making an "Anticipation"-The Rocky Horror Picture Show joke about her series returning so soon (a second season of 13 episodes begins Friday, April 3). But you know what? After everything she's been through, she deserves better than that.
In fact, what "The Mighty Harley" and the DC Universe series named in her honor really deserves is a chance to share with us what we can expect from the streaming service when the show returns – so guess what?
We're going to give it to them!
What follows is a first-look preview of Harley return – and in it, she has to "remind" The Penguin the very, very hard way that she's no one's "sidekick" or "girlfriend" – and that she can be just as deadly without her bat:
The streaming service's official trailer for the first season gave 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, all things considered…
Cuoco was joined on the voice cast for DC Universe's animated series Harley Quinn by 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.
Speaking of "Harley Quinn" Voice Actor Christopher Meloni…
…the actor discussed his approach to voice acting compared to live acting before explaining what his Harley Quinn recording experience was like – and how it connects to Meloni's work on 2014's FOX sitcom Surviving Jack: