Last Airbender Sequel The Legend of Korra Set for 2011

Well, the sequel to the original animated show, anyway, not the M. Night Shyamalan live-action version. The studio is still waiting to see if that movie makes enough money by the time it finishes up its theatrical run to justify a sequel or two.

Meanwhile, Nickelodeon, the cable net that launched the show in the first place, is planning a new series based on the “Airbender” mythology, going under the working title of “The Legend of Korra”, for a 2011 bow as an all-new series.

“Korra” will be produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the same guys who did the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (before it lost the “Avatar” part for the movie version) for three seasons on Nickelodeon, and will follow a teenage girl avatar named Korra, who is described as “hotheaded, independent and ready to take on the world.” The new series will take place 70 years after the events of the first “Avatar”.

In the show, Korra’s quest will eventually leads her to Republic City, “the epicenter of the world of “Avatar.” A metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology, the city is inhabited by people from all nations. Korra finds that Republic City suffers from rampant crime and is also dealing with an anti-bender revolt. Korra is tutored by Aang’s son, Tenzin, is the ways of airbending.”

Look for it in 2011 on Nickelodeon.



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  • B-Flash

    Now this is some good news i'm a huge fan of the Avatar: The Last Airbender, I haven't seen the film yet and i'm not going to after all the bad reviews it's got, so for me this is great. I still think they should have done a special on Zuko looking for his mum.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    SUHWEET!!! I had heard about this but much wasn't said. I can't wait. Loved the show, enjoyed the film, but I like continuing stories that take place a good deal later. Legacy stories are awesome. And the same guys are on it so you know it will pay lots of homage to the original show while blazing it's own path. Thank you Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. you may not be Asian but you have created the first true American Anime in my mind.

  • Varsini_jeya

    I am happy that they have a new series, but I wished it continued from Aang saving the world. There is still some parts of the season that wasn't finished completely. First of all no one knows what happens to Zukos mother, or what happened to Azula. Aang's and Kataras wedding, along with Zuko and May, and the rest of them…

  • B-Flash

    Well if it's anything like Avatar: The Last Airbender then there will be many flashbacks of what happened over the past 70yrs, especially since the person teaching her airbending is Aang son.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    @Varsini-jeya-We'll probably see or at least hear about some of that. These are the things that may have led to the world becoming what it is.

    And I'm sure we will too B!

  • Varsini_jeya

    Hopefully!!! It's just sad to see Aang die though hmph… I wish they dedicate some chapters towards the past season before they introduce the new Avatar!!!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Doubtful. They had the end of the show in mind when they started. Anything we see will be after the original show most likely.

  • Monicaveney51

    I think that it wil be okay but I will watch but if it is boring I will quickly diss it 1

  • Namzii

    Can't wait!
    The old avatar: the last aibender could've gone on for a lot longer and i'm gonna miss all the old characters but i'm excited for the korra series.
    I don't think it'll be bad because the creators did really good first time round, and probably will do tthe same.
    I'm glad it's a girl this time :)

  • melanie araneta

    ‎”Water teaches us acceptance, let ur emotions flow like water!” I super loved The Last Airbender, it was awesome… only one problem, I didn’t want it to end… :D