Nickelodeon Greenlights New Avatar Series

Nickelodeon has greenlit a continuation of its wildly popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender from creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. This would be the “Untitled Avatar the Last Airbender Project” that cropped up in early May.

Tentatively titled The Legend of Korra, the new series takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and follows the adventures of Aang’s successor — “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.

The Legend of Korra will premiere sometime in 2011.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sanford.s.williams Sanford S. Williams

    After the colossal clusterfuck that was M. Night Shymalan's adaptation of THE LAST AIRBENDER, it's refreshing to see that both the team of DiMartino and Konietzko are expanding their AVATAR universe with this spinoff.

  • St_huckaby09

    I agree the movie was VERY wrong… they Didnt even give Momo or Appa personalities… and the dragon Aang kept talking to, was that suppose to be Coe, the face stealer spirit? and sokka didnt meet sukie (granted thats not a huge deal) but in the end sukie plays a MAJOR ROLE in the ending episode and in the boiling rock episode.
    —Granted they had to cut out things to make it a movie… but they cut out and changed too much… if i hadnt seen the tv show, it would have been a good movie… but otherwise…

  • PORTNOY_1(LATINO CHE)

    i smell the spirit of AANG runing around, giving words of wisdom obi-wan style and making know what happend with the other caracters. somebody think a old and grumpy sokaa beang A: the male version of grangran of this hothead girl saying :- i remenber another korra who´s temperament and heart like your cof cof -or B: one of the fathers of the tek from this steampunk world siting in some temple teaching martial arts, i all ways seen that guy ending like some kind a blind kung fu master

  • BrotherUnitNo_4

    Damn!

    I was interested in the continuing adventures of Zuko. He really became my favorite character in the show. Had the best character arc in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/Witch_Lilli Amanda Trumpie

    sounds good, but I was looking forward to see what happened to toph, zuko, & everyone else, see how it all played out… and get so much answered, like what did happen to zukos mother?!?!!
    As to that…”movie”, if i never watched the tv show i would have thought it was good, but way too much was changed and cut out… and how all the names were pronounced…