Some time ago, Harley Quinn co-creator Patrick Schumacker revealed that they are working on a Kite Man spinoff series that will revolve around the character managing a bar in Gotham City.
Since then, we haven't heard updates about it whether it will actually happen. However, now, it looks like the project is officially moving forward.
HBO Max has announced that they have given a 10-episode series order to Noonan's (working title), the adult-animated spinoff series of Harley Quinn that will center on Kite Man (voiced by Matt Oberg). It will be executive produced by Schumacker, Justin Halpern, Sam Register, Kaley Cuoco, and Dean Lorey, who will serve as the showrunner.
The series' logline is described as: "Lovable loser Kite Man and his new squeeze Golden Glider 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," Suzanne Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation at HBO Max and Adult Swim, said in a statement. "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."
"Harley Quinn unlocked a world of hilarious possibilities with the iconic superheroes and supervillains of the DC Universe," said Peter Girardi, executive vice president of alternative programming at Warner Bros. Animation. "Exploring this world further with our partners at HBO Max and DC is going to be a lot of fun. Plus, after getting dumped by Poison Ivy, the least we could do was give Kite Man his own show."
It is exciting to hear that the Kite Man spinoff series is officially moving forward since it is an opportunity for them to expand the Harley Quinn universe that they established. The concept also sounds interesting and hilarious at the same time since it looks like it's going to be inspired by the classic sitcom Cheers. Hopefully, it will be as great as the parent series.
There is no release window set yet for Noonan's. The third season of Harley Quinn is set to premiere on HBO Max later this year.