Everything We Know About 'Harley Quinn' Season 3

The DC Universe series (that also streams on HBO Max) absolutely deserves it.


This post contains spoilers for Season 2 of Harley Quinn

In the last frames of the second season of Harley Quinn, Harley and Poison Ivy quite literally drive off into the sunset together. It’s a gosh darn poetic ending. The two antiheroines have finally confessed their love for one another and are being pursued by the Gotham PD as they Thelma & Louise it into an unknown future. “The End” flashes upon the screen before the animators append a question mark to it. Frankly, it would be a pretty good place for the series to stop, but why should it? There are plenty more adventures for these two off-kilter lovebirds to go on, and fans are eager to see their messy relationship develop. So is there a Season 3? Read on to find out. 

Has Season 3 of Harley Quinn been announced? 

As of September 18, yes! But it took a while, and that frustrated many, especially as the show continued to amass fans since its debut on HBO Max in August. 

Why did it take so long? 

Well, Harley Quinn, along with a bunch of other series, was in a weird limbo thanks to shifting priorities at WarnerMedia. Harley Quinn first dropped in November of last year as an original on DC Universe, the streaming service dedicated just to DC Comics properties. Its second season premiered there in April 2020, before it all was plopped on HBO Max August 1. Now, DC Universe is being dissolved.

Why should it get another season? 

Because it freakin’ rules! As mentioned earlier, it almost is like Halpern, Schumacker, and Lorey budgeted for a cancelation, offering a satisfying conclusion for their two protagonists. The first two seasons come full circle, as well: In the first, Harley breaks up with the Joker, strikes out on her own, and takes down both the Legion of Doom and the Justice League. In the second, she’s left to clean up that mess, and is faced with her own reluctance to take power. She also starts to develop feelings for her best friend Ivy, who is set to marry the dorky Kite Man to prove to herself she can settle. By the end of those 13 episodes, order is semi-restored in Gotham, but Commissioner Gordon crashes Ivy’s wedding in his own bid for dominance, forcing Harley and Ivy to escape and finally admit they are meant to be.

Where will the third season go? 

A third season necessitates hitting the reset button, at least a little bit. But isn’t that worth it to figure out how Harley and Ivy’s romance turns out? These are both complicated women, one who over-commits to her partners and the other who shies away from commitment. It’s not going to be easy. In an interview with DeadlineHalpern explained that the question driving the third season will likely be: “When you’ve mostly been in toxic and bad relationships your whole life, how do you then be in a good one? How does the baggage that you bring from all these other relationships affect the relationship you’re in that you really want to work?” He also teased digging deeper into Ivy’s psyche as the show goes forward. Plus, there’s the whole issue of all the people who want our lovebirds dead. Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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