SPOILERS FOR HARLEY QUINN SEASON TWO
DC Universe’s Harley Quinn’s second season came to a close this week. This adult animated series has pushed the boundaries and has paid off in many ways. With so much going on in the series, has there ever been a time that the co-creators of the show were told no? Co-creator Patrick Schumacker spoke with SYFY about those times:
“Oh, it’s so rare that they tell us no. I can count on one hand how many times they’ve told us no. And if I had three fingers on that one hand, it would still hold true. In the first season, for instance, we had a moment with Mark, the Gingerbread Man who works for the Queen of Fables in the tax office, who’s from her book. And we had so much more objectionable language coming from him about what he needed to do turning tricks for money under a bridge. And that was one of those things where they were just like, ‘Oh, that’s a little too graphic.’ And we had to change a few words, but that was an example of where we thought for sure that would be an example of a note about something canonically accurate in the DC universe. But no, it was about a gingerbread man cursing. Or talking about fellatio in a very graphic way.”
“So that was one of them. Oh, we had Darkseid show up, and he kills Forager. He was squeezing his head Mortal Kombat-style. And at a certain point, I think it was Lightray [instead], and they were like, ‘No, you can’t kill Lightray.’ And we were like, ‘All right, how about Forager?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah.’ And I still don’t really know the rationale behind it, but that was one of them. But I mean, really, they’ve let us get away with so much.”
Have you watched the finale of Harley Quinn season two?
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