Harlivy lives! “Harley Quinn” season 4 will pick up where its predecessor left things, with Harley trying her hand at being a do-gooder for the first time — filling the hole left by the currently-incarcerated Bruce Wayne (Diedrich Bader) in the Bat-family — while Ivy settles in as the leader of Lex Luthor’s (Giancarlo Esposito) revamped Legion of Doom. The duo’s ability to pursue their own personal goals while still maintaining a healthy relationship with one another is a testament to their hard-earned emotional growth over the course of the previous three seasons, especially considering where they were at the beginning of the show. Of course, nobody follows a strictly linear trajectory in terms of their emotional development (least of all DC super-villains), so expect plenty of Harley, Ivy, and co. taking two steps forward and one step back in the episodes that lie ahead.
Meanwhile, season 4 will see longtime “Harley Quinn” writer and consulting producer Sarah Peters taking over as head executive producer and showrunner from co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker. Hopefully, the show won’t have to go through any major growing pains of its own this season as it adjusts to having a different creative at the helm. So far, though, that doesn’t look to be the case, with the trailer delivering all the lewd humor and comically over-the-top violence we’ve come to expect (penis-shaped rockets! They never get old), along with hints of how the series will continue to examine what, precisely, makes Harlivy tick and enrich the duo psychologically.
“Harley Quinn” season 4 will begin streaming on Max on July 27, 2023.