If you’ve seen Harley Quinn, the popular adult animated series featuring the beloved bat-wielding troublemaker, then you’ve gotten to know Kite Man, the good-natured wannabe villain who was all set to tie the knot with Poison Ivy until she realized her real love was for Harley. But don’t feel too bad for the guy. After all, he’s getting his own show.
HBO Max announced today that they’ve greenlit an all-new Harley Quinn spin-off series centered around Kite Man and his post-Ivy life. With a working title of Noonan’s, the ten-episode series will see the return of Kite Man voice actor Matt Oberg to the role and will expand Harley Quinn’s animated DC Universe in unique new ways.
According to the show’s logline, Noonan’s will focus on lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider as they moonlight as criminals to support their foolish purchase of Noonan’s, Gotham’s seediest dive bar, where everybody knows your name, but not necessarily your secret identity.
“We love the wild and fun world of Harley Quinn so much we just had to make a spin-off and who better to center it around than the outcast Kite Man,” said Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Adult Animation at HBO Max and Adult Swim. “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.”
Noonan’s has been a staple of Harley Quinn since its debut season. An unremarkable dive bar on the surface, it nevertheless serves as the watering hole of choice for many of Gotham’s most nefarious residents. It’s also the location where Harley first met Clayface, who has since become one of the most trusted members of her gang. As for how the always-opinionated Quinn feels about the bar’s new owner…well, her official Twitter account made it clear.
Based on characters from DC, Noonan’s is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey and Kaley Cuoco. Lorey also serves as the series showrunner. As for when we might see it, that’s unclear at this point, but for fans hungry to return to Harley’s animated universe, the third season of her series is set to debut on HBO Max this summer.
But what do you think, DC fans? Are you excited for Kite Man to get his own show? Did you EVER in a million years think you’d be saying something like that? Fly on over to the DC Community to let us know what you think about all this and be sure to keep your eye on DCComics.com for more news on this new series as it breaks.