The Legend of Korra Announced!

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Nickelodeon has officially announced that a sequel to the critically acclaimed “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is the works! From the creator-producers of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “The Legend of Korra” (tentatively titled) animated series is slated to premiere in 2011. According to Nickelodeon executive Brown Johnson, the new series will follow the adventures of a teenage Water Tribe  girl avatar named Korra (pictured above presumably), described as a independent hothead “ready to take on the world.”

Here is the full press release courtesy of Nickelodeon!

NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES
FROM THE CREATORS OF THE ANIMATED TELEVISION HIT
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

Series Creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
Bring Fans a New Adventure in the Avatar World The Legend of Korra

BURBANK, Calif. – July 21, 2010 – Nickelodeon, the number one producer of television animation in the world, has greenlit a new series from the creators of the hit animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group. The new series The Legend of Korra (working title), from creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011, continuing the evolution of the animated franchise and its mythology. The original series was the inspiration for the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies live-action epic adventure, The Last Airbender, which has already grossed more than $115 million at the box office to date.
“Mike and Bryan have imagined a compelling new story inspired by the Airbender mythology that they so brilliantly crafted when the TV series began,” Johnson said. “This new avatar is not only a girl, but also hot-headed, independent and ready to take on the world.”
The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern “Avatar” world, Republic City – a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.
Launched in February 2005, Avatar aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon and was ranked among the top five animated properties on television among boys, 2-11 and 6-11 (2005/2006). During this time, the series reached a total of 21.7 million total viewers (persons 2+), including 8.8 million kids 2-11 and 6.3 million kids 6-11*. Currently, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the number one program on Nicktoons among tweens. (Source: *Nielsen Cume Data – July 2008, Live + 7 day, 6 min. qualifier.)
Avatar: The Last Airbender was created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
An award-winning filmmaker, DiMartino was a director at Film Roman for six years, working on the prime-time animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy and Mission Hill. During his tenure there, DiMartino animated and directed the short animated film Atomic Love, which has gone on to screen at festivals across the country including Sundance and the Los Angeles Film Festival. It also aired as part of the Nicktoons Network Animation Festival.
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Konietzko began his career in animation as a character designer at Film Roman for Fox’s prime-time series, Family Guy. He soon moved to the post of assistant director for two more Film Roman shows, Mission Hill and King of the Hill, working beside animation director DiMartino. Konietzko then became a storyboard artist and later an art director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim.
The new Avatar series will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., and is co-executive produced by Joaquim Dos Santos.
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

I’m sure we will be seeing more of Korra at the San Diego Comic-Con later in the week. Stay tuned!

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48 Responses to “The Legend of Korra Announced!”

  1. Kotryna Says:

    …*SCREAMING in my head*
    SO excited! This is unbelievably awesome! xD Squeeee!

  2. helen93 Says:

    woooooooooooooooooooow!!
    its so so great!!!
    good news!!!

    /yeaaaaaaaaah/

  3. TophFan990011 Says:

    OMG. I have been waiting for more LAST AIRBENDER! That was the greatest series in the world! I guess I will grow on this one too. Is Korra one of the Avatars before or after Aang? She looks Water Tribe. 2011 is the year. Well, during the wait, The Clone Wars Season 3 is on. If Korra was after Aang, they should really show what happened to him. I just hope it’s not sad. I wonder if they will still use some of the same spirits?

    Yeah!

  4. TophFan990011 Says:

    She’s got to be after Aang. Water is after Air. It’s the “SEQUEL”. Aaww. I will miss Katara, TOPH!, Aang and Sokka. Oh, and Appa and MoMo. I bet there will be 2 or 3 more Airbenders. Aang and Katara could have had kids. Anyone born Air Nomads is an Airbender.

  5. Scarlet Says:

    I love your name TophFan990011 she was my favorite character and i was hoping that since the piece of crap movie came out they would start the same show back up again. Just wondering why isn’t it called Avatar: The Legend of Korra?

  6. Kizzy Says:

    I’m so excited!!!! I will miss the old gang, but I hope it still shows them in the past (Older) ahhhhh I can’t wait!!!!

  7. Aria Says:

    YES!!! Finally, a sequel! And for those of you curious, I looked this up and found some neat tidbits. Aang had a child alright, a SON in fact who’s an airbender. But I wonder what happened to Aang? makes me very ansty, personally. It’s kinda funny if you think about it. Aang went from light-heart and carefree to hot-headed waterbender who already knows most likely by now how to Earthbend and Firebend. That leaves Airbending. And if my instinct is right, we’ll see more of Aang sense if it like before then Aang will be Kora’s Avatar Guide.

  8. swordbender Says:

    yeeeaaaaaaaaqaaaaaaahhhhh

  9. Avatarfan101bytch Says:

    IM AM SO UPSET YET EXCITED. I WILL MISS THE LD GANG TOO MUCH. I DONT KNOW IF I CAN ACCEPT THAT THEY WILL BE DEAD 😦 . IM SO SAD 😦

  10. TABITHA Says:

    OMFG IM EXCITED I HOPE THEY HAVE KATARA AND SOKKA AND TOPH SHOW UP IN THERE EVENTHOUGH THEY GUNNA BE LIKE 80 SOMEHTING ANYWAYS I’M EXCITED AND I HOPE WE GET TO SEE SOME OF THE OTHER CHARACTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL ….EXCEPT AANG CAUSE HE DEAD THTS THE ONLY WAY THE GIRL AVI IS THER BUT ANYWAYS OMG AANG HAS A KID I WONDER IF THE KID CAN BEND AIR AND WATER CAUSE HE’S KATARA AND ANGS KID THAT WOULD BE SOOO KOOL BUT YEAHHH!!!!! *FAN GIRL SHRIEK*

  11. Aabid070 Says:

    YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I wasn’t really hoping that there would be another cartoon about Avatar, only because I thought it would be a fail – like the movie. But this cartoon sounds absolutely EPIC. I just can’t wait!! I hope it comes out in the UK 😉

  12. alee Says:

    hmmmm vedry nice:p

  13. SugarGlider Says:

    *lets out fangirl shriek* FINALLY!! *sits down with bag of popcorn* god i cant wait for this series to come out im gonna clear my calander of any events so i can watch it

    though i am a bit upset that toph isnt gonna be in it she was my fave character *sighs* May be im gonna find some other blind short earth bender to love in this series X3….probably not lol

  14. ben Says:

    i read theres gonna be a character named meelo, which might be a grandson of sokka and suki, and a character named wei bei which might be related to toph because his name has bei in it which is part of tophs last name bei fong. In the show korra knows water earth and fire already she is from the southern water tribe which was rebuilt. The air temples have been rebuilt and so has basing sei. But korra needs to learn air bending so she goes to this mysterious republic city where she finds tnzin which is aang and kataras air bending son to teach her airbending. But the city is corupted with non benders who are trying to take over the city, and its supposed to be darker than the old show but still have that goofy feel

  15. echosei Says:

    holy crap.
    i’ve been waiting for this since i finished the last airbender book 123!!!!!!!
    it’s just sad to think that the cast is different,,,but i’m hoping for the best for this season!

  16. Hannah Says:

    Oh my gosh! I am so excited! I’m sad that Toph has to grow old; she was my favorite character in the show…Oh well. At least the Avatar universe doesn’t have to disappear! It’s interesting to see the industrialization of the world. Can’t wait! It should come out sooner! 😀

  17. oliverfacey Says:

    From what i have read so far she knows 3 elements thats CRAP. the story should be from her finding out that shes the avatar to learning each individual element and finally defeating the evil ruler of the republic city

  18. Exonesion Says:

    Yes ! A new season is coming out ~!

  19. Colin Hoffman Says:

    i hope they mack mor than 12 episods mor more more

  20. saurabh Says:

    hi am really exited but i really wana know wat happend to zoku’s mother in the last season of avatar the last air bender

  21. joe Says:

    This is awesome! I loved the last airbender! I just really hope that there isn’t still only one airbender, i know ang and katara had a son, but i hope there are otheres. I also hope there are more flying bison because i loved appa! i really hope that they can work that in somehow!

  22. Anonymous Says:

    ohh yeah!! 😀

  23. crowraver777 Says:

    that is friken metal i am so exited to see it i liked the movie and show as much as i like my metal!!!! and im a guy who really loves my metal.cant what to let my little brothers know!!!

  24. zac zafran Says:

    did they show the picture of aang son? iwould be very interested

  25. bronnia728 Says:

    things i would like to see on the legends of korra

    1:a new gang
    2:aang guiding korra in the spirit world/avatar state
    3:to see katara and aangs child/kid
    4:there will be new voices
    5:that korra is related to katara

  26. Anonymous Says:

    I am Happy that the will be a new avatar,but am sad that i’m going to miss my aang well let me see how this is going to be.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    I am Happy that the will be a new avatar,but am sad that i’m going to miss my aang well let me see how this is going to be.legend of korra

  28. funny octopus Says:

    I will miss katara but cant wait for the new seiries.

  29. laila Says:

    i’m so excited to the next chapter of aang

  30. anyoumous Says:

    ohh yea

  31. Fangirl1109 Says:

    holy SHIT OMG I AM SO HAPPY ANNG MARRIES KATARA, SUKIAND SOKKA, (toph by herself… :() other then that I AM SITTING ON MY RECLINER and wait till THE NEW YEAR BALLS DROP! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

  32. aangsbrother Says:

    aang and katara get in bed together and do eachother (luckily), and the have a baby son. tenzin. and he is the guide to korra. aang unfortunatley cant be korra’s guide because when an avatar dies, a new one is reborn. appa is an air biesen, which live for hundreds of years, and the air biesen was the first master of air bending. so appa could possibly teach korra aswell as tenzin. there is also a chance the old gang and momo couldve survived, when aang was on his deathbed, he couldve frozen katara and his friends so that later in the future they could be unfrozen just like aang was in the beginning of the last airbender.

  33. Cierra226 Says:

    this sounds great but im kind of sad that the characters i grew to love are gone =(

  34. frgfghhf Says:

    i am a fffffffffffffan of kora

  35. frgfghhf Says:

    momeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyemoprrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrskyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  36. tish Says:

    AAAAHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGG CANT WAIT CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM A MAJOR FANGIRL WHO CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS NEW SEISE!!!!! ME AND MY TV ARE MARRIED RIGHT NOW! 8888888888DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  37. leticia Says:

    i am sooooooooooooooo going to glue myself to my couch with a bag of popcorn and a 2litter of root bear and watch this seires to the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why does katara get to marry aang though? i wanted to!!! *pouts*

  38. Anonymous Says:

    i still think im gonna like the origanal show then this

  39. aang101 Says:

    i cant wait for the new show i have been watch avatar from 2005 to 2011 and i cant wait i do wish it will show how aang died and if toph died alone are if she lied i loved her and i wish it wold show what happend after the final kiss that mad me mad how it ended like that and i have been waiting forever for a new series

  40. selentis Says:

    Okay I have so far found 3 sites that say 2011 but countless others that say mid-2012. Lets get the real date out there.

  41. Fmartinez Says:

    Just read this too 😦 Even longer to wait

    “With 12 episodes done and half of the mini-series to finish, the creators Konietzko and DiMartino have announced that Legend of Korra is set to debut on television screens in 2012. This is something for Avatar fans to look forward to.”

  42. Mssgiwde Says:

    hilarious best friend quotes,

  43. Anjali Kapur Says:

    can’t wait for the release date…. i would luv to watch this new series.. “the last airbender” series was awesome and we have lots of expectations from this new series…

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Yea seeing the old gang gone is pretty depressing. I hate that..but its pretty cool how its showed up in the future..im also wondering where does the great uncle iroh or zuko come into play…they were a crucial part to the series..its sad how toph really never foudn her man but..still..Sukki-Sokka Aang-Katara, Now does anyone rember this?
    Zuko-mai rember them now it makes me wonder where they come into play

  45. lissa Says:

    i’m wondering who is toph’s husband? and is toph still alive in the new series?

  46. Otaku-Meh_FREAK!-hehehe Says:

    O_O ZOMGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awwww imma gunna miss totally sarcastic cheated on Souki Sauka (( if that how ya spell the names)) Zomgs does anyone know the day it come out???

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