By Caitlynn McDaniel
PHOENIX – It seems her role as Penny in The Big Bang Theory will not be her last encounter with the comic book world. Kaley Cuoco will be the new voice of Harley Quinn in the new animated TV series through DC Universe.
Leonard would be so proud.
With the last season of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory finishing this year, Cuoco decided to take on this new major role.
“I’ve always loved animation. I did it years ago, and I haven’t been in the animation world in a while,” Cuoco told Entertainment Weekly. “[Harley Quinn] is so edgy, it’s obviously a very adult comedy, and with such a world-renowned character, it’s been a blast to record.”
The Harley Quinn in this series will not revolve around her toxic relationship with the psychopathic clown villain known as the Joker. Cuoco confessed the season kicks off with Harley breaking up with the Joker to instead wreak havoc of her own across Gotham City.
“It has definitely been empowering. To sit in a booth and scream and cuss and yell at boys for hours at a time, it has been an absolute blast. Not having to do hair and makeup has made it that much better,” Cuoco said. “But it’s such an iconic character, so with all of that respect and love toward the character, we’re trying to bring a new spin to it, and I think the fans that love this type of show are really going to enjoy it.”
The announcement of the series came during a New York Comic Con event. A trailer also premiered featuring Cuoco as the voice of Quinn. In the video, she tells of her new series and how much “fun” it is going to be. The iconic character also throws shade at the failed Deadpool series at FX.