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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When it comes to Western animation there are few series more lauded by critics and the public alike then Nickelodeon's pseudo anime Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series has one numerous awards and recently spawned a critically slammed live action adaptation. However, just after the bad taste of the M. Night Shyamalan's film has left fan's mouths Nickelodeon has provided the perfect pallet cleanser.

Today, as a pre-Comic Con announcement series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko announced that Nickelodeon has greenlit a spinoff series taking place 70 years after the original. The Legend of Kora will follow a new hot headed female Avatar named Kora. The creator's have released the following press release regarding the plot of the show (courtesy of
The Legend of Korra follows the adventures of a "passionate, rebellious and fearless" teenager from the Southern Water Tribe, a girl named Korra. Having already mastered three of the four elements (Earth, Water, and Fire), she seeks to master the final element of Air. Her travels eventually lead her to the metropolis of Republic City, an epicenter for the modern Avatar world. Although a thriving society of benders and non-benders alike, Republic City is also ridden with crime, including an anti-bending rebellion that is gaining momentum. Under the guidance of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training as she confronts the dangers ahead of her.

The series will be released in 2011.


Anonymous said...

*Makes sign of cross over self* If there is a God, then this shall not be a televised repeat failure on an amazing series. But then again, this doesn't have M. Night anywhere near it, so that might be good. (Not saying he's bad, he's just been failing a lot lately.)
I'm digging the Avatar being a girl this time. We need more female main characters. And I don't mean complimentary main characters like Toph or Katara, but I mean spotlight hogging, story all about me main character such as Aang. (I'm not saying he did hog the spotlight; I'm just using the usual stereotype of main character)

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