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Gotham Showrunners Finally Admit They Almost Turned Barbara Into Harley Quinn


Gotham showrunner John Stephens has revealed that the show did consider turning Barbara Kean into the iconic Batman villain, Harley Quinn. Fox’s Batmanprequel series is currently gearing up for its fifth and final season and is set to introduce Bane, who’ll be portrayed by Shane West. The 10-episode run will reportedly adapt the Zero Year comic arc and will pick up from the climax of last season which saw Jeremiah Valeska, who still may or may not be The Joker, turn Gotham City into an isolated and lawless warzone.

Since The Joker’s identity in Gotham is still largely a mystery, it perhaps makes sense that Harley Quinn’s is just as unclear. Gotham has been teasing Quinn’s appearance since its early seasons and viewers have feverishly speculated as to which character might transform into the villain, with Barbara Kean the name most frequently mentioned. At first a bright and respected young woman, Kean evolved into a violent and unstable criminal but never did take on the Harley Quinn mantle. Season 4 finally saw the introduction of a Harley Quinn-esque sidekick for Jeremiah but it is now being suggested that Gotham‘s final season will see a truer interpretation of the character.

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