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After nearly two years of anticipation and speculation, Nickelodeon this morning announced that The Legend of Korra, its sequel to the hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, will at last premiere Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. Note that the announcement comes with a title change: It’s no longer The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, but simply The Legend of Korra.
Set 70 years after the events of Avatar, the series follows Aang’s successor, a girl named Korra (voiced by Janet Varney) from the Southern Water Tribe. Already skilled in three of the four elements, she set to master Air, a quest that brings her to Republic City, a melting pot of benders and non-benders that’s plagued by crime and a simmering anti-bender revolution that threatens to tear the metropolis apart. Under the tutelage of Aang’s son Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra begins her training while dealing with the dangers of the bustling city.
The Legend of Korra also features the voice talents of David Faustino (Married … With Children) as Mako, P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) as Bolin, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) as Amon, Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as The Lieutenant, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) as Chief Lin Beifong, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) as Hiroshi Sato, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) as Asami Sato and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns) as Katara. The series is co-created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, the duo behind Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Watch the new TV spot below, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.