For all of you Avatar fans out there: if you have not yet heard, there is a new series that is expected to air on Nickelodeon in 2011. Taking place in the same world as its predecessor, The Legend of Korra will follow the story of Korra, the teenage female protagonist of the series.
The creators of the original series, Avatar: The Last Airbender say that the new spinoff series The Legend of Korra will be more mature than the original show, but will still have the same sense of fun and adventure. Hopefully this means the show will feature more graphic fight scenes or somewhat darker characters. But nonetheless, the “fun” aspect should be similar to the original.
The show takes place at least 70 years after Aang defeats Fire Lord Ozai. Korra, the new Avatar, must master the elements of earth, fire, and air. According to the president of Nickelodeon, Korra will be “hotheaded, independent, and ready to take on the world.” Unfortunately, Air Benders are of short supply, however, Aang and Katara’s son, Tenzin, is the Air Bending master who will teach Korra Air Bending. Unlike the original series, The Legend of Korra will take place in a single location: Republic City, in a world facing and anti-bender revolution.
The series is planned for 12 episodes currently, but hopefully more will follow. From what has been announced, this spin-off sounds pretty awesome and should be a great show to watch. I, for one, can not wait for it to air. Let us know what you think in the comments below!