Following the popularity and renewal of Batman Unburied, Spotify has revealed more details about the upcoming scripted podcasts Harley Quinn and The Joker: Sound Mind.
The series, developed in collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC, is written by Eli Horwitz (Homecoming) and presents a completely new tale from the perspective of some of DC’s most legendary villains.
Emmy nominee Christina Ricci (Yellow Jackets, The Matrix Resurrections, The Addams Family) has been cast to star as Dr. Harleen Quinzel, a psychologist at Gotham City’s Arkham Asylum.
Here is the official statement from Spotify and Warner Bros. when this project was first announced in 2020:
“As we continue to see explosive growth in podcasting around the world, we are thrilled to partner with Warner Bros. to build this slate of programming drawn from the worlds of DC and WB,” said Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer for Spotify, at the time of the announcement. “We could not be more excited to be working with Robert, Peter, and the entire Warner Bros. and DC teams to deliver new exclusive stories to the more than 286 million Spotify users.”
“Warner Bros. has been synonymous with compelling and unforgettable storytelling for nearly a century, and we’re continuing to expand that legacy across all types of media platforms for our fans,” said Robert Steele and Peter Girardi in a joint statement. “Spotify’s deep engagement with its consumers and commitment to prioritizing their podcast vertical makes them an ideal partner in this endeavor. We’re excited to bring beloved characters and franchises from DC and Warner Bros. into this new world and to use our storytelling prowess to redefine what’s possible in the scripted audio space.”