DC Comics’ Punchline Series Is In Early Development For HBO Max


It’s been revealed that DC Comics’ Punchline could be getting her very own HBO Max series, which is actually pretty exciting. This report comes from Mikey Sutton over at Geekosity.

It seems as though HBO Max is trying to find DC Comics properties they can turn into very successful movies. One of those properties could be Punchline, who is The Joker’s new right-hand woman in the latest comics.

She’s more like a cross between the Joker and Harley Quinn, but she’s actually a whole lot more sinister than Harley. She’s just as murderous as the Joker and does a lot in the comic books to prove herself to the Clown Prince of Crime.

DC Comics’ Punchline could be getting her own HBO Max series


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Here’s what Mikey Sutton had to say about DC Comics’ Punchline getting her own HBO Max series:

I’m told there have been discussions for a Punchline TV series on HBO Max. No development has begun yet. They’re talking, tossing out ideas. From a marketing POV, Punchline may be no Joker but she’s no joke, either. Execs see her as a cross between the Joker and Harley Quinn, and that equals subscribers. We’re not talking Mandalorian numbers here, but an R-rated, violent, dark female Joker is the stuff of streaming fantasies.

Could Jared Leto’s Joker turn up in this HBO Max Punchline series? Possibly. There have been rumours that Leto will return as the Joker in other properties beyond Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to seeing DC Comics’ Punchline get her own HBO Max series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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